The tastefully modernised upside down cottage, is a 18th century former farm building. Adjoining the owners property, located in a shared courtyard with the Village Hall. The cottage enjoys private secluded gardens overlooked only by the picturesque Village Church and garden. Fitted throughout with high quality furnishings, the cottage comfortably accommodates upto 6 people, in a large family bedroom for 4, and a sofabed within the open planned lounge. It is equally suitable for a group of friends looking for informal relaxed accommodation. The village of Barkston Ash offers 2 pubs, of which one has a popular restaurant, within a 2 min walk. The golf course, restaurant and curiosity shops at Scarthingwell Park are within a 10 min off road pleasant walk. Further afield, within 2 miles, are numerous shops, restaurants and pubs. The famous brewery town of Tadcaster, 4 miles, can offer river Wharfe walks and angling, brewery tours, swimming baths, and tearooms
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- Min. Stay1 - 2 nights
Ideal for touring Cities of York/Leeds, Yorks. Dales, North York Moors & Wolds
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Sep 2018
A perfect place to stay
A lovely property warm and cosy for anytime of the year. Plenty of local information provided. Beautifully maintained.Easy access into York for all the attractions.
Great little cottage
This little cottage suited us perfectly for our stay in Yorkshire. You could tell that the owners had actually spent time in the property as it had everything you could possibly need. It was unusually hot during our stay and the bedrooms being downstairs was perfect as they stayed cool. So much thought was also given to kids with a big toy box and dvds that kept our 3 year
old entertained for the week. Thanks Sally and Andy.
Contemporary cottage, with poor first floor ventilation.
The cottage has a modern, contemporary interior with all the facilities necessary to enjoy a family holiday. In particular, we appreciated the wide range of DVDs and toys that were provided for family entertainment.
The views from the terraced cottage were disappointing, with only the courtyard and other close proximity buildings to admire from its boxed in location. However, a short walk out of the courtyard and into the picturesque village reveals much more pleasant Yorkshire countryside and character.
Our visit was during the warm summer month of July, this critical point is relevant because the living/dining area is on the first floor as is the divan bed for additional sleeping quarters.
Unfortunately, despite opening windows, the heat that was generated within this sleeping area was unbearable and trying to sleep under these conditions were impossible.
A tower fan is provided, but its performance was poor and its excessive noise only compounded our discomfort and misery.
Our solution was to retreat to the ground level bathroom and utilise blankets and pillows on the hard tile surface where we were able to obtain some form of rest at least.
This became an inconvenience to all when the toilet was required and the whole situation just became unacceptable and completely ruined our holiday.
Rather than endure further discomfort, we decided to cancel the remaining day of our stay explaining the above reasons to the cottage owner, who although sympathetic, offered no refund despite the conditions that we had to endure.
We feel we have to respond to this 1 star review. We would just like to point out, that we are currently, in the UK, experiencing the hottest July ever on record. Everyone in the country, including ourselves are suffering from sleepless nights due to the unbearable heat that we are not acclimatised to on an evening. These guests advised us that they were leaving a day early due to this, and we felt that they had made their minds up on the decision as they did not approach us for help or suggestions to make their stay more comfortable. i.e. hire of an air-con unit? We had noticed when we arrived home late one night that the 2 windows and 3 velux windows were closed?!? Hardly surprising it was stuffy? The tower fan we have purchased for such needs, is weeks old, of a new design, and has variable settings for speed and oscillation, and we now are suspicious that perhaps this wasn't operated correctly? It certainly is not intrusively noisy as suggested by the guest, who also commented that the wall clock ticked too loudly! We take on board all constructive criticisms and endeavour to act upon them given a chance. We feel that a 1 star review is extremely harsh, which is basically due to the unprecedented inclement weather and not the property itself.
Beautiful cottage, very neat and comfortable will definitely be going back there again
Well equipped, lovely location for city access in a countryside setting
Myself, husband and two children (7 and 8) stayed in this delightful cottage. The upstairs kitchen/living space was well equipped with a variety of cooking utensils and pots and pans (not always so in self-catering properties), there was a lovely selection of games, books and dvds to choose from. The welcome gifts and provision of essentials such as soap, washing liquid, toilet roll, milk etc were greatly appreciated and again go to show the extra attention to detail and care put in by Sally and Andy.
The upstairs room did get quite hot during the lovely weather we had, and opening the windows and velux windows didn't bring in much of a breeze. This wasn't a problem for us as were often out, and so we didn't feel the need to ask Sally or Andy, but in the summer months maybe a fan would be provided.
The downstairs sleeping space, although fitted with bunk beds and a double bed still managed to feel spacious and light and airy. There was adequate storage for all of our clothes and we all found our mattresses and bedding very comfy.
The cottage itself it surrounded by lovely walks and yet is only a short distance from a train station which runs into both York and Leeds.
We had a lovely time exploring the area and utilising the local walks and attractions information provided in the cottage, though some of these could do with updating. Sally and Andy were available next door should we have needed to call on them, but were equally respectful of our privacy and opportunity to have a restful break.
Thank you for a lovely cottage and welcoming atmosphere.
Fantastic Property in a Quiet Location
This is a very well equipped, clean, warm and spacious Property in the heart of a very quiet Village.
A great deal of thought has gone into both the layout and equipment and the Hosts could not be nicer or more considerate, even providing a selection of Welcome Gifts for new arrivals.
There's everything you could possibly require for a Self-catering Stay, even down to a Dishwasher and Washing Machine.
The Entertainment Package includes a huge selection of Books, DVD's and CD's plus Sky TV.
There's a Full Cooker, Microwave and Fridge Freezer as well as the usual Tea, Coffee and Kettle etc.
In fact, it's a complete Home for the price of a reasonable Hotel Room!!
Access to places like Tadcaster and York couldn't be better as the main road is literally 2 minutes away, although you wouldn't even know it's there.
Many thanks Sally and Andy, I will definitely be back again very soon.
Visit the historic walled city of York, with its famous Minster, Shambles and Castle Museum. Or visit cosmopolitan Leeds with theatres and art galleries a plenty, The Royal Armouries, Corn Exchange & Markets. The spa town of Harrogate, or the smaller market towns of Wetherby, Ripon, Pontefract, Thirsk, Northallerton or Skipton many with their own racecourses. Along with the above, visit one of two of the regions largest shopping malls, within 15 mins drive to McArthur Glen York or Junction 32 Castleford Xscape. Locally you can enjoy Lotherton Hall & Bird Gardens, Temple Newsam House & Gardens, Harewood House & Bird Gardens, Bramham Park, and Roundhay Park with its adjoining Tropical World. On our doorstep is the famous battle ground of Towton Moor where the War of the Roses took place in 1461. Due to our fantastic central location we are within easy reach of many fabulous attractions that Yorkshire has to offer. Too numerous to mention further details are displayed in our info pack.