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A beautiful holiday cottage with a historical legacy, Apple Store is a perfect getaway.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one en-suite shower room.

Apple Store at Slingsby Heights is a detached property and dates from the 19th century. It was used to store the apples from the acre of old orchard to the south of the property. It also acted as stables during the First World War for cavalry horses from the barracks in the neighbouring village of Hovingham.

The Apple Store now provides spacious accommodation for up to four people with private courtyard and ample parking. Guests have access to two acres of land belonging to Slingsby Heights which include a large kitchen garden, old orchard and croquet lawn.

There are a wealth of restaurants and gastro pubs close at hand and, from mid-November, the village sparkles with Christmas trees.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps four guests.

Two bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one en-suite shower room.

Wood burning stove.


Enclosed garden with courtyard. Whilst the courtyard is enclosed, there are often livestock grazing on the other side of the wall, dog owners are asked to keep dogs under control when outside.

One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).

Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Freeview TV, video, DVD and CD player.

Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Garden furniture and barbecue are provided for guests to use during the spring and summer months.

Enjoy a game of croquet in the garden.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The village of Slingsby is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, less than 20 miles from the historic city of York. It has the convenience of a good village shop and an excellent village pub, The Grapes. It has tennis courts, a play park, good bridal ways and footpaths.

The picturesque market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley are only a short drive away.

The Apple Store is also ideally situated as a base for visiting the historic houses of Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Beningbrough Hall, Duncombe Park and Sledmere House.

The beautiful gardens of Scampston Hall and the R.H.S. Harlow Carr are within easy reach.

To the east we have the coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Filey.

The steam railway from Pickering travels through the stunning North York Moors to Whitby, a delightful way to visit this coastal town.

Bempton Cliffs R.S.P.B. Nature reserve, home to 250,000 sea birds is well worth a visit.

The North York Moors and East Coast are also easily accessible.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Slingsby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: En-suite bathroom - toilet , tub , En-suite bathroom with hand-held spray attachment
    Ground floor: En-suite shower room - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
  • En-suite bathroom with hand-held spray attachment. En-suite shower room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
    Ground Floor: Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom with 3' beds
  • Double bedroom with 5' bed, Twin bedroom with 3' beds.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Oil central heating, wood burning stove. Electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Freeview TV, video, DVD and CD player. WiFi.* Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Garden furniture and barbecue are provided for guests to use during the spring and summer months. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

There are some wonderful cities and towns throughout North Yorkshire including:

The seaside town of Scarborough.

The pretty, port town of Whitby.

The former fishing town of Filey.

The historic, walled city of York.

The market town of Helmsley.

The bustling and vibrant town of Pickering.

The quaint, market town of Kirkbymoorside.

The picturesque village of Hovingham boasting a fantastic small Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.

Places to visit in North Yorkshire include:

Jorvik Viking Centre – York, YO1 9WT. Tel: 01904 615505

National Railway Museum – York, YO26 4XJ. Tel: 0844 815 3139

Eden Camp Museum, a modern history themed museum set in a Second World War prisoner of war camp – Malton, YO17 6RT. Tel: Tel: 01653 697777

The Royal Pump Room Museum – Harrogate, HG1 2RY. Tel: 01423 556188

Monk Park Farm offers a children’s farm and farm visitor centre – Thirsk, YO7 2AG. Tel: 01845 597730

Thorp Perrow Arboretum – Bedale, DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323

Relax at the Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms – Helmsley, York, YO62. Tel: 01439 770766

Beautiful beaches stretch the North Yorkshire coastline including:

Whitby Beach, Whitby.

Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby.

Sandsend Beach, Whitby.

Runswick Bay, Loftus.

Staithes Beach, Staithes.

Marske Sand Beach, Marske-by-the-Sea.

There are a wealth of activities in North Yorkshire including:

For walkers, The Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley and Hawnby.

Dalby Forest, boasting a wealth of walking and bike trails as well as an Activity Centre, Adventure Playground and GoApe – YO18 7LT.

The Sutton Bank National Park centre and Sutton Bank Bikes – Thirsk, YO7 2EH. Tel: 01845 597759

Yorkshire Outdoors, offering 4X4 off-road driving, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting – Thirsk, YO7 2DP. Tel: 01845 537766

St Alban’s Sports Centre with an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a sports hall – York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4HA. Tel: 01439 766740

Helmsley outdoor heated swimming pool – Helmsley, YO62 5BH. Tel: 01439 408010

Play rounds of golf at Whitby Golf Course (including crazy golf), Kirkbymoorside Golf Course, Malton Golf Course or Ampleforth Golf.

An abundance of riding opportunities with Friars Hill Riding Stables, Helmsley Riding School or Boltby Trekking.

Racecourse’s are in Thirsk, York, Ripon, Beverley and Wetherby.

Yorkshire Gliding Club – Thirsk, YO7 2EY. Tel: 01845 597237

The North York Moors Railway – From Pickering to Whitby. Tel: 01751 472508

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in North Yorkshire including:

Nunnington Hall – Near York, YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283

Rievaulx Terraces – York, YO62 5LJ. Tel: 01439 748283

Beningbrough Hall – York, YO30 1DD. Tel: 01904 472027

Byland Abbey – Coxwold, YO61 4BD. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Castle Howard – York, YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333

Duncombe Park – Helmsley, YO62 5EB. Tel: 0844 7422035

Including the International Centre for Birds of Prey

Bowes Castle – County Durham, DL12 9LG. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Richmond Castle – Richmond, DL10 4QW. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Raby Castle – County Durham, DL2 3AH. Tel: 01833 660202

Romantic abbey ruins of Eggleston and Easby. Tel: 0370 333 1181

The beautiful gardens of Scampston Hall – Malton, YO17 8NG. Tel: 01944 759111

Some favourite restaurants to try in North Yorkshire include:

The Black Swan Tearoom – Helmsley, YO62 5BJ. Tel: 01439 770466

Scotts of Helmsley – York, YO62 5BG. Tel: 01439 772465

The Feversham Arms – York YO62. Tel: 01439 770766

The Star Inn has a Michelin star – Harome, YO62 5JE. Tel: 01439 70397

The White Swan – Ampleforth, YO62. Tel: 01439 788239

The White Horse – Ampleforth, YO62 4DX. Tel : 01439 788378

The Corner Cupboard – Thirsk, YO61 4NW. Tel: 01845 501495

Tea Hee cafe and cheesemongers – Easingwold, YO61 3AB. Tel: 01347 823533

The Durham Ox – Crayke, YO61 4TE. Tel: 01347 821596

The Carpenters Arms – Thirsk, YO7 2DP. Tel: 01845 537369

Jeremy’s Restaurant – Scarborough, YO12 7TR. 01723 363871

The River Gardens Café – Whitby, YO21 1RR. Tel: 07879 498623

Events within North Yorkshire include:

February: The Viking Festival

March: Beertown Craft Beer

May: Malton Food Lovers Festival

June: Grassington Festival, Fantastic Arts and Folk festival

July: Ryedale Show near Kirkbymoorside, Masham Sheep Fair

August: Ryedale Festival , Burnsall Feast Sports and Fell Race, Galtres Festival in Helmsley.

October: The North York Moors Railway runs the Railway in Wartime event, Witches and Wizards week for Halloween.

Winter: Castle Howard Christmas Market, St Nicholas Market in York, Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society run a series of Stargazing events in Dalby Forest on the 1st Friday every month in the winter.


Rates & Availability

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  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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