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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

Karen Griggs
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 York

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.
Jun 2015
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York Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with one double bed, wardrobe, TV / DVD player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
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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Cosy Cabin In Acre of Garden Infants and Dogs Welcome Shops, Restaurants 10 mins
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 61 reviews

Beautiful 'shed' in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Super space, everything you could ever need contained within two rooms, plenty of space, beautiful gardens, log burner, fresh eggs, heaps of local information and beautiful walks - Thanks so much for having us and Mollie stay ☺️ and for the wonderful welcome hamper, xxx

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope to see Mollie (and you) next year to try some different walks: she would be a great reviewer for that!
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Really nice break

  • 5 of 5

We had a little break on new years day with our dog George. Really welcoming hostess. Its a beautiful location and place to stay. Will definitely come again

Rob and Kate

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Garden Shed was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Garden Shed was fabulous.. this is our second stay there and Karen the owner, again gave us a lovely warm welcome.. the place was very tastefully decorated for Christmas and as always it was immaculate.. The place is ideally situated to get to lots of places of interest... we are hoping to go back in the very near future...

Thank you Karen Adam and family.. we hope to see you soon x

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic would go again in a flash

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at The Garden Shed this year and we had another magical time, everything was warm and cosy inside on those chilly outside November evenings and during the day we were out and about visiting the surrounding area, including York Christmas Market and Castle Howard chilling with mince pies and mulled wine, also visited shops Karen mentioned that she knew I would love. Karen as ever was wonderful and nothing was a bother. Benni our full coat Shih Tzu loved the garden and knowing we could leave The Garden Shed door open and that he was safe and sound in our private garden area was brilliant We will visit again next year for sure. So enjoyed our stay, Jackie, Gary and Benni

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection ! Lovely retreat owners very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this Garden Shed

Small but compact with everything you need

Immaculate! Great for dog lovers and just idyllic away from I’m it all

Karen and Adam provide lots of information for your stay and things to do

Lovely special touches welcome pack fresh eggs from their own hens

Just oerfect

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Car: recommended


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


York is just two hours on the train from London and Sand Hutton is just 20 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.


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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7
Damage Deposit $173.11

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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