Courtyard Cottage Barkston Ash
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 and underfloor heating, the cottage comfortably accommodates up to 6 people, in a large family bedroom for 4, and a sofa-bed within the open planned lounge. It is equally suitable for a group of friends looking for informal relaxed accommodation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, Nearest railway: Church Fenton|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
Northern England region
Yorkshire .... when are you coming?
Yorkshire is the UK's biggest county and home to some of Europe's most stunning countryside and coastline.
The famous rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and miles of glorious countryside including the North Yorks Moors, the Wolds, and the Pennines are matched by the spectacular beauty of the coastline and some of the UK's most popular seaside resorts.
Our vibrant cities are complemented by pretty market towns.
We may be famous for our Yorkshire tea but the county is also home to hundreds of breweries and thousands of great pubs and restaurants.
We believe the rich diversity of its scenery and the warm welcome you will receive really does make Yorkshire the greatest place on earth!
The Y facts:
•Yorkshire is the UK's biggest county
•Around 40m visitors come to Yorkshire every year for heritage-related tourism, which is more than the typical number of visitors to Times Square (the most visited tourist attraction in the world) in a year
•Yorkshire is home to 6 national museums, 7 cities & 3 national parks
•Yorkshire has 6 Michelin star restaurants - more than anywhere outside of London
•York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe; it took 252 years to build and contains 128 stained glass windows
•Yorkshire is home to 9 racecourses and some of the top training stables in the UK
•Bradford beat Los Angeles, Cannes and Venice to achieve UNESCO City of Film status
•Sheffield is home to the world's oldest football club, Sheffield FC
•Mother Shipton's Cave in Yorkshire is the oldest visitor attraction in the world
•The Humber Bridge in Hull is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the UK and second longest in Europe
•The Deep visitor attraction in Hull is the world's only submarium and home to more than 3,000 sea creatures
•The Shambles in York has been voted as Britain's most picturesque street in the 2010 Google Street Awards
•Leeds, Scarborough & York are all in the top seven most visited towns and cities in the country
•The seaside resort of Scarborough is the most visited holiday place in the country outside of London
The Grand Départ 2014
It is official: The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in the world's greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.
Our cottage is in the centre of the 2 day routes.
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.
Walk in mediaeval footsteps
From the pre-historic to the present day, you'll find traces of York's colourful history everywhere you go in the city. You can feel it when you walk down The Shambles, often regarded as Europe's best preserved mediaeval street. You can see it as you walk along the ancient Roman walls offering great views of the city below. And you can get carried away by it in any one of York's incredible array of museums.
You can also take a themed afternoon walks with YorkWalk such as 'Snickelways'-the hidden backwaters with colourful stories; 'Secret York' taking you to hidden ancient buildings off the beaten track; and 'Roman York' where you can follow in the footsteps of the Roman Legions as you discover the origins of York.
From extinct auks to cold war bunkers
Some of Britain's finest archaeological treasures and many rare animals, birds and fossils are housed in the newly refurbished Yorkshire Museum. With ten-acres of botanical gardens surrounding the museum, it's well worth a visit. You can step forward a few centuries at York Castle Museum and walk down a real Victorian street with shops and even a prison. Or why not dig a little deeper and uncover a more unusual side of the city's heritage at the York Cold War Bunker.
Planes, trains and farm carts
Fly over to the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington and visit the Yorkshire Air Museum. Fascinating exhibits span the whole history of flight, including the early pioneers of aviation. And from big planes to tiny trains at the York Model Railway - perfectly located next to York's historic main railway. Or if you're more interested in tracking York's agricultural roots, don't miss the historic vehicles and carts at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming.
Tucked away in the cobbled streets you can discover some of the city's hidden secrets. Marvel at the interior of Fairfax House, the finest Georgian townhouse, or explore Merchant Adventurers Hall, the finest preserved Guild Hall in Europe. Barley Hall lets you experience life in a mediaeval household or discover the Treasurer's House, said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the city. If that's not enough there is also the only museum in Europe dedicated to quilting and textile arts, which is home to the earliest known signed and dated patchwork!
Found in the heart of the city in St Helen's Square, the Mansion House is an architectural masterpiece which plays host to an extensive collection of civic regalia and artefacts.
Shopping with a view
Shopping in York is an experience in itself, with a web of winding streets flaunting a wide variety of wares. You'll find gorgeous little independent shops selling everything from clothes to crystals, fabulous vintage stores, and High Street names to boot. York's unique Shop and City initiative will help you on your way with four themed trails leading to some of the best shops and eateries.
The medieval Shambles
Winner of the most picturesque street in Britain, the cobbled Shambles is an ideal place to start the day. It was originally a street of butchers shops and houses, but now York's bustling centrepiece is thriving with art, books, knitwear and pastries. And it's perfectly placed to lead you on to the many fancy boutiques, gift shops and antique havens that lie in the streets beyond.
If you're hungry for a bargain, York Designer Outlet is just a 10 minute drive by car from the city. Here you'll be dazzled by over 120 famous name stores, with up to 60% off designer fashions and accessories. Armani, Lacoste and Timberland are just a few of the labels that will make your eyes light up. Alternatively, visit Monks Cross Shopping which is located 2 miles from York city centre just off the A1237 northern ring road. Park your car for free and step onto their expansive malls featuring many of the UK's top high street shops including Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Next, New Look, H&M, Laura Ashley, Monsoon, Top Shop, Blacks Outdoor, Boots, Game, Outfit, TK Maxx, River Island and more!
If there's one building that epitomises York, it's York Minster. And if this majestic Gothic cathedral could talk, it would tell stories of Emperor Constantine, St Paulinus and famous Archbishops. Luckily the famous tower and undercroft are well versed in bringing history to life. Visits to Fairfax House and Beningborough Hall are a must for lovers of everything Georgian and for those looking for an uplifting experience (and spectacular views), Clifford's Tower - almost all that remains of York Castle - is well worth a visit.
Take a walk on the dark side
If you're in the mood for something a little more daring, York is happy to oblige. First stop has to be the famous Jorvik Viking Centre which is one of the UK's most popular attractions outside London. And it's no wonder when you get to travel back in time to see 1,000 year old streets, smell ye olde home cooked stew and even meet a Viking! Next stop is the frightfully gruesome York Dungeons, followed by the even scarier Original Ghost Walk. It sets off at 8pm, if you dare.
A grand day out
Day or night, there's always an opportunity to experience something extra special. Trot over to York Racecourse for the thrill of the chase and see famous jockeys in action. Take in a show at York Theatre Royal - the best of the best dramas, comedies and dances are literally lining up to keep you entertained. Or perhaps the York Grand Opera House has a touring production that will catch your eye. Or why not escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective on a YorkBoat Guided River Trip.
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2 Sep 2014
"Would definately visit again, great place and lovely cottage"
We have returned from a great 2 night stay at Courtyard cottage. What a lovely place, very clean, organised and full of all the amenities we could need including towels, dvd's, wifi, cooking con… More
20 Aug 2014
"Great place to stay"
Lovely surprise of sweets for our granddaughter with cider and beer in the fridge for adults-thank you it was much appreciated.The cottage is a good base for visiting York where we visited Jorvik, Rai… More
27 Jul 2014
"Comfortabele woning, zeker voor twee personen is het een perfecte plek, York goed bereikbaar."
De Courtyard Cottage is een hele mooie accommodatie en deze is van alle gemakken voorzien. De slaapkamer en de badkamer zijn beneden en de woonkamer is boven. De eigenaren hebben we niet veel gezien/g… More
20 May 2014
Went for a weekend away with 5 friends and it was fantastic! We had a lovely bottle of wine and chocolates waiting on our arrival. The cottage was spotless and was even better than in the pictures, all the information we could of needed for our stay was in a greetings book and it had everything we could of forgotten already there.
Can't thank you enough and can't wait to book again!!!
19 Jul 2013
"Perfect stay - all you could with for!"
Our family of five from Denmark - mom, dad, 3 kids (aged 2-7) - stayed for 6 great days of our summer holiday in the Courtyard Cottage while exploring the Yorkshire area - and this place was the perfect base for doing that!
The cottage is really nice, comfortable and cozy - it's just as good as it looks in the pictures (actually, even better). And it had everything we could possibly need - even board games and free wi-fi! It's in beautiful and peaceful surroundings in a courtyard in the village of Barkston Ash right by the main road.
On top of that, the owners are the most kind, helpful and hospitable people you can think of! (Thanks for the wine and candy.)
I'd definitely recommend the Courtyard Cottage to anyone!
10 Jul 2013
"lovely accommodation and very clean"
we had a lovely time, not long enough (3 nights). Weather only played ball on one day but garden was appreciated on that 1 day. Lots of walks around. Was upside down cottage with bedroom and bathroom on ground floor. All fixtures and fittings were of a high standard and cottage was lovely and clean. Bottle of wine and chocolate was much appreciated. Hope to be back soon.
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