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.
Little wooden house in private garden. Unique couples retreat, a luxury self catering property.
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Mar 2019
About Karen Griggs
My husband Adam and I 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 York
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.
What makes this Cabin unique
Secluded, unique little house set in private gardens. Ideal for couples who want to escape from it all and spend time together.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Gem of a find!!!!!
Had two lovely nights stay in the garden shead. Lots of personal touchers make it special. Such peaceful surroundings. Would love to return one day.
Never met Karen but Adam was very welcomming.
Thank you so much! My husband Adam will really appreciate your kind words and be very proud he did such a great job for me !
The garden shed
The garden shed was the perfect peaceful getaway , so peaceful and tranquil and surrounded by nature, some lovely restaurants near by , and York and all it has to offer close by too, we also enjoyed the lovely log fire so warm and cosy. Karen our host was so lovely and friendly, we wanted for nothing. Excellent we will look forward to our next visit .
We have stayed at the Garden Shed on a number of occasions and have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday everytime. The Garden Shed is wonderful and fitted out with everything you would need and to an excellent standard. Karen and Adam are wonderful hosts and are there should you need them but at the same time quietly in the background should you not. We are looking forward to our next stay, as is our Shih Tzu Benni. Thank you again Karen and Adam for our wonderful stay.
Jackie, Gary and Benni
Dear Jackie, Gary and Benni,
So lovely to see you all again. I have added a standing lamp in the corner by the door and it has made so much difference. Thank you for this suggestion. Wishing you a very a Happy Christmas and 2019.
Wished we could stay longer
This was a lovely place to stay for a weekend get away, and the limited signal added to the experience. It’s very close to park and rides to get into York which were very easy to use and I would recommend doing. When we have another trip to York we would defiantly look to book at the garden shead again. For the price there is a lot of value and personality, and the hospitality was 5*.
A little piece of heaven!
We have just returned from an amazing 2 nights stay at the garden shed. So happy to have found this little peaceful and tranquil place which was perfect for my partners birthday and our anniversary. After spending days out in York, we loved coming home to gorgeous cosy living space and watching a DVD in front of the log burner. We will most definitely be returning! A special thanks to Karen and Adam for those little touches!! Charlotte & Joe x
Dear Charlotte and Joe, so pleased to hear you enjoyed celebrating with us. Simple pleasures are the best ! See you next year xx
Absolute gem of a place.
What a find, this Garden Shed is no ordinary shed. Every little detail has been seen to. Karen and Adam are perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. We took our 3 dogs with us and they loved it. Plenty of walks for them and we had a trip to Fraisthorpe Beach and walked over to Bridlington. The Cow Shed cafe was great and they let dogs in.We will definately revisit. Thank you to Karen and Adam for making our stay so special.
Our pleasure and it was lovely to meet the 5 of you ! Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. Looking forward to seeing you all again hopefully in 2019.
The North Yorkshire Coast is approximately 40 minutes away by car.
York is just two hours on the train from London and Sand Hutton is just 20 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.
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.
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