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 if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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.
I came across this quirky, gorgeous little accommodation whilst looking on-line for a dog-friendly holiday. I saw the pictures and just thought 'Wow!!!'
I wasn't disappointed in any way. Karen, the owner met me at the gate when I arrived and immediately showed me around. I was totally impressed with both the accommodation and Karen herself. Nothing is too much for her and she is absolutely lovely!! I had 2 of my beautiful huskies with me and they were also welcomed with a little treat bag each and lots of loving from both Karen and her two lovely little doggies.
Karen gave me details of lovely walks to take and details of dog-friendly pubs that I could walk to and have a pub lunch.
I booked for a holiday by myself (with my dogs) as my partner was working nights and I felt perfectly safe and would certainly recommend this beautiful retreat to any of you independent ladies out there looking for a little 'me' time :)
Don't look for anything else book here
Perfect - that is the only word needed. From the moment you walk in the door you will feel at home, relaxed and so happy you have booked to stay here. You have the option to use the 'main' garden or close the gate and just have your own little space/part of the world. Cake and fresh pressed juice waiting for us when we arrived. This place/owner exceeded all expectations. We will be staying again many times I'm sure.
What can we say amazing stay all the little touches made it all the better , beautiful accommodation can not fault it would definitely recommend staying here x
Well run-well appointed. Perfect host.
Fantastic little place
We stayed for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. The shed is perfect for 2 people with all the facilities you would need. The garden is huge and beautiful and the local area very quiet and hidden away. Karen, although we didn't manage to meet in person was very friendly and easy to get in touch with via text. We will definitely stay again .
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