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Orchard Lodge, Exclusive Log Cabin, York riverside village 2m P+R, 4m city walls

Bedrooms 2
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two ensuite bedrooms, open plan dining room / lounge, TV / DVD 5* Kitchen:dishw

Orchard Lodge, occupies a secluded site, hidden behind a retirement estate, in a riverside village, with landscape views.

It is just 4 miles, 10-15 minutes drive to York's ancient walls alternatively, it is only 2miles to Yorks excellent Park & Ride or a 30minute cycle ride to get into the ancient centre of York.

Two ensuite bedrooms, open plan dining room / lounge, TV / DVD

5* Kitchen:dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge, gas cooker, iron, hairdryer

Pine table + chairs, cutlery / crockery / glassware x 6

Linen/towels included HW/CH 24/7, basic provision of Toilet roll, Handwash soap, and dishwasher tablets provided.

Greet the sunrise! on the covered east facing verandah, in own 1/4 acre plot

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Karn
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Richard Karn

I am a freelance Architectural Designer, a Social Media fan, and I enjoy Contemporary Art.

I have a broad interest in food and hospitality which I have inherited from my parents who were both chefs and worked in hotel management.

As Chair of Trustees for Acaster Malbis Memorial Hall, I am able to contribute to an important part of our village community, which is also a living memorial to those who served in the First World War.

Born in Yorkshire with parents from the South and the North, I haved lived in several parts of England, and am both passionate about economic development in the Yorkshire region, whilst having an understanding of how this relates to the rest of the country.

The story of York, the many layers of history that are still available to see in the buildings and artefacts here, are a constant fascination to me and the thousands of visitors that York attracts every year from around the world. This beautiful little city has such an illustrious past, and I believe a great future!

Richard Karn purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Richard Karn chose York

Orchard Lodge is sited near to the place my grand parents used to bring their early touring caravan in the 1930's. Later grannies sister, my great auntie Elsie, came to the farm, as a land girl, during WW2, and never left and living the grand old age of 94. Consequently several generations of my family have been visiting Mount Pleasant all our lives and its become a place we all love. Bridget and I came to live here in 1996, and we developed Orchard Lodge in 2007 to take advantage of this lovely secluded plot which we believe you will learn to love and enjoy too.

We will greet you on arrival, and guide you to the private parking at Orchard Lodge, and personally show you around your accommodation. You will then be able to enjoy the peace of the site and surrounding fields with only the sounds of nature, and an occasional agricultural noise to disturb you.

We are however close enough to respond to requests for assistance, as we live just 100m away in the original Mount Pleasant Farmhouse screened from view by the trees of the old farm orchard and gardens.

Accessing our property, from the public highway, you pass 300m through the Mount Pleasant Park Home Estate, a retirement village, which guests are occasionally surprised to find, however it is completely separate from Orchard Lodge, and our property.

Please respect the 10mph speed limit when passing through this retirement village, as these are our neighbours, and the residents are friendly and polite.

Entering our property there is a sign right to Mount Pleasant House, our home, and left to Orchard Lodge. Call at our home to be guided to the private floodlit parking at Orchard Lodge and be shown personally around your accommodation.

This is the beginning of your relaxing break in Orchard Lodge.

What makes this cottage unique

The best of both worlds: Orchard Lodge is situated in the beautiful riverside village of Acaster Malbis in the rural fringe of the City of York with Askham Bar park and ride just 2 miles away.

Why not visit one of the the 8 village Pubs all serving food within a 5 mile radius of the lodge, see the guidebook section for a further details.

The famous walls and ancient buildings of the City of York are only 4 miles away with a wealth of historical sites, festivals, restaurants and bars.

Surrounded by the Vale of York there is a wealth of beautiful countryside to walk, cycle or drive through.

Alternatively we are central for trips across Yorkshire and its many delights, Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield, Bradford, Helmsley, Hull and Whitby to mention but a few see the guidebook section for a further details.

Walk, cycle, ride on no. 21 bus (2 hourly service), or drive, 2 miles to Park and Ride or all the way into York centre 4.5 miles away.

Ancient city, Medieval Walls, National Railway Museum, Jorvik Centre, York Minster, Centre for Ceramic Art at York City Art Gallery,

Sustrans national cycle network is 1.5 miles away linking York to Selby.

A1/M1 is only 15 miles via A64.

40 miles to Scarborough and East Coast, or slightly further to Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay. Whitby is now linked to Pickering by the North Yorks Moors Railway, heritage steam railway featuring carriages used in the Harry Potter films.

20 miles to Leeds, Royal Armouries,

20 miles to Harrogate for Bettys, RHS Harlow Carr, or the Turkish Baths

see the guidebook section for a further details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York in Acaster Malbis

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No crafting or making events
  • Use of glitter is not allowed and we reserve the right to make a further cleaning charge if our rules are ignored at £20 per hour or part thereof
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Double Room ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Twin Room ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
    Sofa Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofabed
    Double Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Orchard Lodge, Exclusive Log Cabin, York riverside village 2m P+R, 4m city walls
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin, although we arrived early the place was ready for us and our hosts were very welcoming. It was warm, comfortable and spacious. We would certainly wish to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Quiet Well Appointed Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and absolutely enjoyed this location! Richard is a very acccomodating well informed host. The accommodations were lovely, clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Would definitely recommend this to anyone. If you are visiting York you must ask Richard for his input. His historic recommendations made our time in York perfect and amazing!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lodge in a superb setting. Conveniently located to explore York and surrounding area.

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome from owner Richard when we arrived after a long journey from the Midlands. He even left us a chocolate cake.The Lodge was immaculate and well equipped. Two comfortable double bedrooms with their own bathrooms which was a bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning our next visit to York races next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 star property and welcome

  • 5 of 5

An excellent choice of accommodation to get away in the country. Beautiful views and the welcome was beyond expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lodge in a quiet location 🏡

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped and clean lodge, close to York, very helpful owner, will be returning in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Class

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and super equipped. Richard and Bridget very helpful. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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National Railway Museum
York Minster
Ye Old Sun Inn
The Ship Inn
D'Oyly's Tearoom & Bed and Breakfast
The Ebor Inn
York Art Gallery
Yorkshire Museum
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Ship Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Hull to Continent
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pike Hills
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A1 M1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Ship Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Xscape castleford
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
East Coast
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Half Term
25 May 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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