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

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

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Heidi Whitaker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

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.

Amenities

York Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Another great weekend at Heidi's bringing family together from Edinburgh and London. Lots to do, great sized property. Games room went down a storm with our toddlers. Clean and comfortable. Thank you Heidi!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and cosy

  • 4 of 5

A lovely well kept cottage within easy driving distance on York centre.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed with the little touches that this gem of a cottage benefits from. The owner very kindly left a delicious homemade lemon cake, fresh bread,milk,tea,butter & even quality fresh ground coffee amongst lots of other extras in the well stocked cupboards (which was a welcome surprise from other rental properties). There were even fresh flowers in each bedroom. The cottage is decorated tastefully & with quality fittings. There were plentiful clean fresh towels,comfy beds & tasteful bedding sets. The cottage is set back from the road with no traffic noise & superb views over the cricket pavilion & rugby pitches. The owners live next door & were so friendly & welcoming. You can walk into york either along the river path which is very scenic but can be muddy because of the time of year otherwise there is a bus stop opposite premier inn on Clifton road. We also walked the main road back a few times which took around 35 mins. In short, we would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicola, thanks so much for posting such a great review, I’m so glad you appreciated all we provide and that we got to meet your lovely family, Heidi
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5

Perfect for a visit to York.

  • 5 of 5

The secluded position meant the dogs were happy to be taken for good runs off the lead. The children were happy as the cottage was cosy and had everything we needed for a family weekend to explore in and around York. It was beautifully clean and very well stocked with everything we might need. A perfect weekend break.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that Pavilion Cottage met all the needs of your family & that you enjoyed your stay in York
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Lovely accommodation very clean and modern but still with its original character

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant weeks stay enjoyed by everyone. Owners are right next door but you don’t feel like your being watched. Great location where you are only 5mins or so away from town but are tucked away in a nice quiet spot

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect place for the family gathering

  • 4 of 5

What a fabulous place for me, my Hubby, 4 brothers and 2 sis-in-laws! Very comfortable. Great to see the gentlemen looking after the cricket pitch and saw a little rugby too! Brilliant. Such a lovely welcome too with the beautiful flowers, fresh bread and tea to make a much needed cuppa

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time here and that the cottage was perfect and you enjoyed all my extra touches but this is my first review that hasn't been five stars so please let me know what we were lacking so I can get back my perfect score. Heidi
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33.58
Refundable damage deposit $134.32

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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