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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Karen Griggs
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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 North Yorkshire

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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Amenities

Ryedale District Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with one double bed, wardrobe, TV / DVD player
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Cosy Cabin In Acre of Garden Infants and Dogs Welcome Shops, Restaurants 10 mins
average rating of 4.931818 based on 45 reviews
5

Shhhhhh don't tell everyone but this is a real little gem, would definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a super warm welcome from the owner, treats for us and our dogs. Beautiful accomodation, compact but every detail has been really well thought out. Don't let the "Garden Shed" name fool you! Your very own enclosed garden but you have access to the owners amazing huge garden which is a real treat. Loads of recommendations of places to go and all the ones we visited were spot on. Very dog friendly family but with a high standard of accomodation which was spotless. Basic provisions supplied so you don't need to pack the kitchen sink or worry that you won't be able to make a cuppa on arrival. Karen and her family made us feel very welcome, perfect hosts, even when one of our dogs fell into the pond on our arrival! We look forward to booking again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. We had so much fun with the dogs and you have inspired me to make a "dog wash" sign for the outside hose! Looking forward to your next visit.
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5

Cosy, high standard accommodation, the hosts were very welcoming and the welcome basket was great.

  • 5 of 5

The garden shed was great, set in beautiful gardens and everything in the accommodation was finished to a high standard. The hosts make sure all their visitors are well looked after, there were towels, blankets, bowls and treats for our dogs. Lots of lovely walks, villages and York close by. We highly recommend this property,

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The place was immaculate very small but very cosy.. the gardens were a dream ...

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

Such lovely hosts. Karen and Adam went above and beyond to ensure we were made to feel welcome. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and tranquil place

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin, and more so as we could bring our dogs with us. It is very well set up with everything that you need, even for the dogs, and the extended gardens were a great extra on this sunny weekend. Would certainly recommend this place and the owners made us feel special and able to ask for anything we may have forgotten (but we did not need to as so much is provided).

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful haven of peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after a weekend staying in the Garden Shed. What can I say....it was absolutely wonderful😊�

On arrival, we were met by our host Karen and what a lovely host she is.

We (including our little dog Thandi) were made to feel very welcome. The 'shed' is beautifully decorated, warm, cosy and spotlessly clean. The bed is lovely and comfy with very nice bed linen.

Karen has thought of everything to make your stay memorable. ... tea, coffee, milk, eggs, condiments , even a bottle of wine and a lemon drizzle cake. Oh, and toiletries, dog treats and logs/sticks for the log burner!!! The list goes on.

We were particularly impressed with the small enclosed patio/garden that goes with the 'shed' -no losing your dog🐶� Just through the small garden gate you enter the 'family' garden which is huge and absolutely beautiful 🌳�💐�🌻�🥀� and you are positively encouraged to walk around and enjoy it.

All in all, thank you Karen and family for a lovely weekend. We will definitely be back!

Kind regards

Jean, Robert and Thandi🐾�

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

York is just two hours on the train from London and Sand Hutton is just 25 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.

Distances:

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

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Rates & Availability

Ryedale District Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$84
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$102
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.87

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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