Little wooden house in private garden. Unique couples retreat, a luxury self catering property.
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.
What an amazing little place. Karen is wonderful and the garden shed has everything that you need. Lovely setting and can't wait to see it all in the summer. Thank you xx
The Garden Shed at Christmas
It was a nice relaxing pleasant romantic picturesque stay with added touches by Karen to make our stay memorable and festive. Extremely dog friendly Wooki and Lottie absolutely loved the place and freedom they had wondering around the secured gardens making new friends with Boris and Bobby .
Definitely wiĺl return. The Garden Shed is a fabulous place to visit.
If you want a quiet, relaxing time away from the world then the Garden Shed is perfect.
Karen was so friendly and helpful. She made us feel comfortable straight away. And put together a really lovely Welcome package. The ginger cake and apple juice were divine and even toasted a few marshmallows on the fire.
The garden shed was fully kitted out with everything we could have possibly needed. I have a large German shepherd who settled in right away.
Would 10/10 recommend and will definitely be going back.
Beautiful property in a fantastic location....had the feeling of the secret garden, after entering through the gate and going through the most beautiful garden is a shed, fantastic, decorated to a high standard and so cosy and everything you need inside. So quiet all you can hear are the birds and the wind in the trees. Karen the owner is a fabulous lady who is so helpful with anything you need to know. We will definitely be going back to this hidden gem. Perfect if you want total peace and to relax...go on book it, you won’t regret it.
What a brilliant place to stay
Met by the Owner on arrival. Loverly welcome, chocolates, wine and waggy dogs. Wish we could have stayed longer. The accommodation is superb
Lovely break in peaceful surroundings
Clean, thoughtfully decorated space with everything you could need for a short break. Small inside, but large, beautiful outside space to relax in and enjoy. The owner, Karen, was lovely and very helpful. Friendly dogs on the property, our baby was delighted to make friends with them, but it is worth knowing to keep the main gate closed! Wifi was available a short distance away at the owners house but we didn't use it. There was also building work and another event happening in the garden at the same time we were there but this didn't disturb us at all. We would love to visit again in the future.
Thank you! Especially for the top tips for guests. Knowing in advance that we have very friendly dogs on site and WiFi but not in the holiday cottage is imperative. Looking forward to showing you our second cottage when you come back . Karen
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