Family Holiday Home In York
About the home
The large kitchen and conservatory are the heart of this home. Well equipped for the enthusiastic cook there is an Aga as well as a combi oven microwave and loads of cookery books on the shelf. This is a fantastic space for enjoying a meal or take away or perhaps spilling out into the garden in the summer for a barbecue, especially after a hard days sightseeing!
There are three living spaces, the living room with it's squashy sofas (seating 8) is ideal for watching a film on the surround sound TV or playing on the Wii, the cosy lounge (seating 6) has a woodburner, and is a good place for reading a paperback, watching TV or just relaxing in front of the fire with a glass of wine. Finally there is the snug, which has another woodburner, a chaise longue to relax on and a piano and guitar if you happen to be musical.
The five bedrooms are tastefully furnished, one with an emperor sized (7ft long) bed! There are three more double rooms, a king and two which can be either twin or king, whichever suits your party and a single room. 2 family bathrooms complete the upstairs.
Outside there is a large garden with wooden garden furniture and large gas barbecue. The paddock at the back of the garden was made into a tennis court about 25 years ago and although not up to Wimbledon standards it's still good for a game. There is plenty of space in the garden for children to let off steam. We also have a croquet set and in the garage, a table tennis table. There are fruit trees and also a vegetable patch which you can help yourself to depending on the time of year.
This is an ideal spot for any occasion whether a family holiday, golfing weekend or couples short break.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Scarborough, 53km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Tennis court on site, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Centrally heated house sleeps 9 plus cot, (generally we can configure the bedrooms to best suit your party whether that's doubles or twins). Logs and kindling all provided. Freeview. Amp and speakers to connect to your MP3 player. No smokers. 2 well behaved dogs welcome. Downstairs toilet. Very spacious utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, plenty of room for coats and boots and any other sports equipment you may bring with you.
Further details outdoors:
There is covered garage space for 2 cars, plenty of parking on the drive for 4 other cars (please note if you're using the table tennis table there is no garage parking)
Secure bike storage
Hand soap and toilet tissue provided in the bathrooms. Washing up liquid and cleaning products are provided, as well as basics like salt and pepper, herbs and spices, oil and vinegar, coffee, tea and sugar. Option for a freshly made meal for you to pop in the oven or barbecue on arrival.
20% non refundable deposit to secure booking. Final payment due 8 weeks before your stay. £250 damages deposit to be paid with your final payment and returned within 2 weeks of departure (following a satisfactory inspection)
The Northern England / Yorkshire/Yorkshire Dales region
Yorkshire, ‘God’s own county’ as it is sometimes known is the largest county in England. Full of history from the Romans to the industrial revolution, and home to a wealth of culture and fabulous scenery. Yorkshire has a stunning natural beauty - rugged sandy beaches on the coast and wild moors and dales.
The ancient walled city of York is vibrant and full of history with plenty to see and do. Take a boat trip on the River Ouse or walk through the cobbled medieval streets to visit the Minster.
The area around York has many attractions, interesting pubs and stately homes like Beningbrough and Castle Howard, Scarborough Sealife, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Fountains Abbey to name a few.
For further information take a look at www.visityork.org or www.yorkshire.com/tourist-information
The York / Claxton area
Claxton is a small village 14km north east of York on the way to Scarborough. It is an ideal base for visiting York, the moors, coast or further afield. You can walk or cycle from the house along country lanes and tracks. There is a local bus that takes you into York or to Castle Howard in the other direction.
Stamford Bridge (6km away) is the nearest place for picking up groceries and also has a chemist and doctors surgery. There are several great pubs, the nearest is within 4km but our favourite is The Stone Trough (9km away, about 10 minutes drive). There are four restaurants all within 3km of the house: the Jinnah, a great Indian, the Tanglewood a value for money family restaurant, Thomsons, an award winning fish and chip take away and restaurant and Tykes a grill style restaurant serving good steaks.
If you fancy going out and about locally Castle Howard one of England's great Baroque mansions is 12km or 15 minutes drive away and great for a visit. The coastal towns of Whitby (63km), Scarborough (54km), Filey (54km) and Bridlington (58km) are all within an hours drive from the house. For a great sandy beach head to Sandsend (64km) or if you prefer something a little more rugged try Robin Hoods Bay (64km).
York (14km) is a picturesque walled medieval city, with cobbled streets and snickleways, super shops and restaurants and a host of museums, galleries and attractions to visit. Why not take a ghost tour, ride in a romantic horse and carriage, walk around the museum gardens or enjoy a locally brewed beer in one of the old pubs. York has a thriving cafe culture and there are now many specialist food shops worth visiting - a favourite is Licc, the luxury ice cream company but more traditionally people flock to Bettys for afternoon tea.
Pickering (30km) an historic market town is half an hours drive away and is the gateway to the North York Moors National Park. It is home to England's longest steam railway - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where you can take a trip through beautiful moorland scenery to the coast at Whitby. There is also a castle, trout fishing, museums and galleries - so plenty to make a great day out.
The moors themselves are a fantastic place for a walk or hike. There are also many interesting walks of varying lengths all within an hours drive of the house - we have a good supply of walking books to whet your appetite. A good local one is walking along the River Derwent at Kirkham Abbey then up into Howsham woods before stopping off at the Stone Trough for a beer.
Cyclists have a wide selection of terrain to choose from whether into road or mountain biking. Dalby Forest is a favourite, reached in half an hour (34km) it has graded waymarked biking trails from novice to expert. With 50 miles of trails Dalby is a world class mountain biking venue and has hosted the UCI World Cup. At Dixon's Hollow there is a 4X course with table tops, berms, rhythm bumps and corkscrew bridge. Also large table top jumps for experienced riders. Test your nerve and ability on a network of skinnies and north shore style timber trail.
Golfers will enjoy the facilities at Sandburn Hall which is less than 5 minutes drive away, the Par 72, 6700 yard course set in beautiful countryside is designed to challenge golfers of all abilities. Each of the 18 holes has unique challenges with woodlands, streams and lakes providing their own hazards. There are several other clubs in York and Ganton in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough is 40km away (about 40 minutes drive). It ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses and has played host to many Amateur and Professional tournaments.
You can do most activities locally, take your pick from Go Ape at Dalby (treetop adventure with zip wires), Waterworld in York, boat fishing for mackerel, surfing at Cayton Bay, York races, food festivals and markets at York and Malton (17km), museums, stately homes, farm shops and galleries - the list is endless!
If theme parks are your thing Flamingo Land and zoo is 30km and Lightwater Valley 63km. Locally The Farmer's cart (5km) is a good farm shop and cafe and has recently opened Piglets Adventure Farm Park a childrens farm.
How to get there
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Claxton is 14km NE of York in the direction of Scarbourough (A64)
York is on the east coast mainline rail network and a taxi from the station would take about 30 minutes and cost £20.00
Activities near York
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
18 Jun 2013
This is a magnificent house, much larger than it looks and all the bedrooms are lovely. The beds are really comfortable and the bed linen and pillows are a good quality. The Aga seemed formidable... more
20 Mar 2013
We really enjoyed our reunion at Ashtree House. The home is in a peaceful village close to York and is spacious, beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The welcome hamper full of Yorkshire... more
18 Oct 2012
Stayed at Ashtree house in August 2012 with family (youngest aged 16yrs, oldest would not forgive me for disclosing their age) and everyone had a fantastic holiday.
The house is in a great location in a small village. Nearest shop is a 5minute drive to another local village and only about 10mins from York. Supermarkets and activities also within 10-15minute drive. Further away (still only about an hours drive) is the coast and lots of activities and museums to keep everyone happy. Lots of places to eat nearby, pubs restaurants, fish & chips, takeaways, curry etc.
The house itself is beautiful, very clean and well kept. Beautiful big garden with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. There is also a grass tennis court in the back part of the garden but we didn't really use it as there was so much other stuff to do. The table tennis is in an outbuilding and was host to some very tense competition.
The kitchen has an aga which is fun learning to use and is well equipped with crockery, pots and pans and equipment which are all suitable to use with the aga. Lots of little extras as well like a stack of 2p coins to stop the aga top getting too hot! The kicthen is a great communal area with a dining table and really good music system you can hook an MP3 player up to and a huge American fridge freezer to stock up with goodies. There's plenty of room in the house to spread out. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and beds comfy. 2 bathrooms upstairs both with seperate showers/baths and a downstairs toilet as well.
There's a folder with information about the house and a guide to the local area which was really handy and a lovely welcome pack on arrival with nibbles and local beer. Sheelagh and Simon were very welcoming and we appreciated that the house felt like a home for the week. Prompt communication via e-mail with directions/booking info etc.
Overall a great holiday in a stunning house. Would definately reccommend to all.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 9|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2013||4 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 1200||£ 200||£ 200||3 Nights|
|Half Term 2013||9 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 1200||£ 220||£ 220||3 Nights|
|23 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 1000||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|Easter 2013||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 1300||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|6 Apr 13||13 Apr 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 1200||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|Half Term 2013||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||27 Jul 13||£ 1200||£ 240||£ 240||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||27 Jul 13||14 Sep 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 1200||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|Half Term 2013||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 1200||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1000||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 2000||£ 400||£ 400||4 Nights|
|New Year 2013||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 2000||£ 400||£ 400||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
3 or 4 day long weekends and midweek breaks available, you can come for a shorter stay but you will have to pay the minimum of 3 nights.
Friday is the changeover day for long weekends. Saturday is the changeover day for week or more. However we can be flexible so please ask if you require a different changeover day.
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