Our two semi-detached holiday cottages are for the exclusive use of those adults seeking a restful/restorative destination and are situated within a working stock and arable farm.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to stay with us on our busy working stock and arable farm, choosing one of our two holiday cottages for your break. We have chosen to keep the accommodation totally free of smoking of any kind, inside AND outside, and for the exclusive use of adult clientele, without the addition of any pets and children. This decision was made in order to maximize the comfort of all. Likewise, wedding, stag, and hen party bookings are not accepted nor are bookings for “workers”, they are strictly for holiday purposes only.
These two holiday cottages, converted from former farm buildings, have, to the rear, independent well-stocked courtyard gardens and to the front there is a safe parking area. Our cottages are placed within the farmstead complex but surrounded by open-countryside, home to wildlife and rare bird species. There are numerous walks and a cycle path close by. An abundance of wildflowers, birds and butterflies can be enjoyed in the nature reserves of Barlow Common, Skipwith and Derwent Valley. This rural retreat is just 8 miles from the ancient city of York to the North, famous for its Minster, National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and racecourse. The cruise along the Ouse is very enjoyable and informative as is the trip on the open-top bus. Stroll down the cobbled streets of The Shambles and walk the city walls.
There are art galleries, museums, theatres, shops, restaurants and bars. York hosts a Christmas market each year. A very useful Park and Ride bus service is available from the Designer Centre at McCarthy Glen, to York.
To the South, and again roughly 8 miles in distance, we have Selby which can boast an imposing Abbey, Wetheralls, a family run department store, and Finkle Street, a tiny bite out of York?! Selby has a scaled down Morrisons, Tescos and Sainsburys and are the 3 main supermarkets together with a High Street offering other services, including a Timpsons and a W. H. Smiths.
We are an ideal base for a longer days outing for the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, NY Moors steam railway, the Wolds, the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey, not forgetting the truly amazing RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington, a nesting area for puffins, gannets and many other bird species and with a chance of seeing seals and even whales, the latter usually recorded as being seen during the month of October. Flamborough Head and its light-house is just a short distance away and ‘walkable’ from Bempton. The sea-scape is breathtaking.
The historic houses of Castle Howard, Beningbrough Hall, Harewood House and Nunnington Hall are a few of the famous properties in the area and all are worth a visit. Both of our cottages have two storeys and the natural cold water supply is taken from a borehole. Heating and hot water are supplied by a biomass boiler.
Details as follows:-
SWINGLETREES, sleeps up to 2 people only. There is a wooden floor throughout. It is a one double-bedroomed, open-plan cottage with an en-suite shower-room, with sink and toilet, a lounge and conservatory kitchen/diner with wide-reaching views across the fields and to Stillingfleet Wood. Our farm animals can often be seen grazing in the fields close by. There is an enclosed courtyard garden with garden furniture available during the summer months. Parking for 1 car. Price 450 pounds per week.
THE OLD ROOST, will sleep up to 4 people only. There is a wooden floor throughout. It has two double-bedded bedrooms with a Jack and Jane bathroom, lounge and a kitchen/diner. This cottage is on the side nearest to the working farmyard and the views/sounds are more varied accordingly! This cottage also has its own courtyard garden and again, furniture is made available for you for the summertime. Parking for 2 cars. Price 650 pounds per week. Both of our cottages are well equipped with a television in the lounge and all bedrooms. Each of the cottages has a washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge with small freezing compartment, microwave and electric cooker and hob. Bed linen, towels and tea-towels are supplied and are included in the rent. There is a much larger upright shared freezer available in an outdoor shed close by. This shed can also be used to store bicycles. The nearest shop and pubs are 3 miles distance from the cottages. Historic Stillingfleet Church – 1 mile.