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Orchard Villa - York

York, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Private escape from the hustle and bustle, yet just a short drive from  the nearby walled city of York
  • A perfect base for exploring the North York Moors and for day trips to the Yorkshire Coast
  • Excellent for family holidays and celebrations, thanks to the stylish, open-plan design
Property code: 79525

This is a spacious and contemporary family cottage surrounded by open wheat fields, nestled within this peaceful village, ideally situated just outside the walled city of York.

A period property surrounded by open countryside to explore by foot, situated away from the hustle and bustle of the medieval walled city but close enough for easy access to enjoy a wonderful day trip with its ancient cobbled street, The Shambles popular with Harry Potter fans the world over, York's famous medieval street, filled with shops, cafes, pubs and places to eat. Enjoy the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre for a step back in time or stroll along the walls of the city. Stately homes in the area include Castle Howard and the World Heritage site at Fountains Abbey. For lovers of the countryside nearby are the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks both with walks and cycle routes, suitable for all ages. The Yorkshire Coastline is just a short drive away with resorts such as Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.

The property a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, behind its red brick exterior is a delightful home from home, which is absolutely crammed with character and comfort. It has been renovated beautifully, whilst retaining all of the charm of its heritage. Enter into a lovely hallway, ideal place for wet coats. Just off the hall leads through to the warm and welcoming lounge, with comfy sofa beds (need to provide own bedding) which makes the ideal place to gather with the fire burning at the end of the day, watch a film or your favourite program on the Smart TV with Netflix. Head through to the open-plan living/kitchen/diner an excellent social space to enjoy a meal together or sit at the table planning the day ahead. Chill out on the comfy plush sofas , the perfect atmosphere for relaxing with your family and friends along with a Smart TV with Netflix. Fulfilling your culinary needs in the well-presented kitchen, where you will be delighted by the quality appliances that await you to rustle up a home-cooked meal is an electric Range oven and hob fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and washer/dryer. Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom with WC. When it's time to retire for the night, choose from three comfortable and versatile bedrooms, two super king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can be made into twins on request at the point of booking) one with an-en-suite shower room with WC and a double bedroom with pretty views over garden and to the fields beyond, if you are lucky you might spot the family of Deer in the distance. There is a further bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

The lush green lawn wraps itself around the property and enclosed by hedging and fencing, ensuring safety for children and dogs. As the garden can see the sun at any given hour, you can follow the Sun around for the best part of the day and enjoy a BBQ. Off road parking for at least 3 cars. Wild swimming, pop up sauna and dog friendly cafe with log burner 1/2 mile away at Pool Bridge Farm. We plant a metre of native hedge for every booking.

 

  • Sleeps 6 +2 on additional sofa bed - all bedding provided except no linen for the sofa bed, where duvets and pillows are provided
  • 3 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twins on request at the point of booking) and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric Range oven and electric hob, fridge with small freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine (nespresso vertuo plus pods)
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV with Netflix and Bluetooth DAB radio in lounge and Smart TV in the open plan living area
  • Comfortable sofa bed in the lounge - you will need to provide your own bedding, owner provides duvet and pillows only
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Off-street parking available
  • Secure outdoor storage for bikes available
  • For each and every booking the owner plants a tree or a metre of native hedging
  • Please note that dogs are not permitted upstairs or on furniture
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gordon 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Susan 17th May 2024

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This is a very comfortable property which is very well equipped and set in a great location. There are walks from the back gate around the fields and a public footpath to the next village of Fulford. You can walk to the wild swimming place down the road but dog owners note it is no longer dog friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay due to thRead moree quality accommodation and being so close to York and the surrounding villages but having total seclusion in the property and the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 29th March 2024

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Absolutely lovely holiday cottage. Spacious, really well kitted out, comfy beds, amazing shower, with the second lounge such a bonus with our teenage girls. Location is beautiful, surrounded by fields, while really close to York. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Katie 22nd March 2024

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We had a lovely stay at Orchard Villa. The house exceeded our expectations and the location was perfect. We used the park and ride at the retail park to get in to York. The house was equipped with everything we needed. The beds were so comfy! Worth noting that it was warm and cosy with the heating on. We saw deer in the field. Such a peaceful locatRead moreion. We would love to visit again in the future. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 15th March 2024

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Reviewed by Caroline 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by RONAN OLIVER 10th February 2024

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Brilliant cottage and will definitely stay again. It has everything you need including little things like bin liners, washing up liquid, tea and everything you would expect on a rental cottage but never get. Really spacious house and wouldn't change a things. Bedrooms are huge, showers are great, location is peaceful and quiet.......we cannot recomRead moremend enough and about to book again Hide

Reviewed by Alanda 23rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Nina 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Maria 1st December 2023

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Fantastic stay at a really lovely cosey place nice area and only down the road from york best of both worlds thankyou for a lovely family stay .

Reviewed by Alison 9th November 2023

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Beautiful house in a stunning location. Very close to York and all amenities but feels like being deep in the countryside. Dogs loved it and the garden is safe and secure but watch for nettles in surrounding fields! Park and ride to York from the designer outlet is brilliant. Castle Howard a short trip. Three ample and luxurious bedrooms and two loRead moreunges. Great for families or groups of friends. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 27th October 2023

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A spacious and quiet cottage in a convenient location for exploring York, shopping and long walks in the open air. Very comfortable and stylish inside we had a lovely break.

Reviewed by Louise 20th October 2023

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Great location very close to York. House very comfortable and a good size, all beds were super comfy !! Our dogs enjoy the property too, spending every morning circumnavigating the property, plenty of space for them to enjoy !

Reviewed by nigel 8th September 2023

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Fantastic location with easy access to York and surroundings areas , large garden and really well enclosed with stock fencing, lovely and secure for kids and dogs . Made use of the separate sitting rooms each with their own television , would definitely stay again if visiting York

Reviewed by Rod 11th August 2023

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This is a fabulous property with wildlife on the doorstep and easy access to York. The property is of a very high standard and the owner is lovely and so helpful. The park and ride from the nearby designer outlet centre makes visiting York so easy. There are so many things to do to entertain the whole family of all ages and within minutes you can bRead moree driving through the Howardian Hills and beautiful countryside. A perfect getaway. Thank you so much. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 31st July 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a great location. Very spacious and comfortable. Lovely garden and plenty of wildlife to enjoy!

Reviewed by Tracey 21st July 2023

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The house is in an excellent location and the accommodation was excellent. I would highly recommend staying here and would love to come back for another visit soon

Reviewed by Maria 7th July 2023

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This property is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It is ideally located, just off the A19, so direct access to places like Harrogate and Leeds. There is also a bus stop on the main road so we bussed into York. The house is surrounded by crop fields (peas when we stayed) but you can hear traffic from the main road. All in all a great propeRead morerty for 6 adults, the only complaint was that we felt that the garden could be improved with a better seating area and nicer furniture. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 30th June 2023

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Great position being only 10 minutes drive from York yet in the middle of the countryside. Bus service available if needed. Pool Bridge ,with a great cafe and wild swimming is easily accessible on foot or by car. A lovely, relaxing location. With two living areas, plenty of beds and 2 bathrooms, the house worked really well for us and our uni aged Read morechildren and their friends. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 9th June 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard Villa. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable & in a perfect location for visiting York & the surrounding area whilst being surrounded by fields. Our grown up kids enjoyed lake swimming at Pool Bridge Farm. Lovely walk in local woods, great coffee & Sicilian cake at cafe Valeria, lots to explore in York Read moreincluding an evening river cruise. The garden was great for barbecues, garden games &relaxing. Perfect for a family get together. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 31st May 2023

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We 6 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect location being close to P&R, bus stops for getting into central York and also with a good farm shop and walks nearby. Aldi is five or so minutes drive away. Orchard Villa is comfortably and well furnished, wonderfully quiet and yet so close to town. Thank you also for recommending Streamline Taxis. They proRead morevided excellent service on the day of a family wedding. Hide

Reviewed by Katriona 19th May 2023

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Orchard Cottage is even better than we had hoped. It is very well equipped; all kitchen appliances are of excellent quality, easy to use and clearly relatively new. There were 6 of us so having two sitting rooms was really useful. The bathrooms are clean and well maintained with powerful showers. Excellent location - not too far from York, situatedRead more in its own grounds, at least a field away from anyone else! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 12th May 2023

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Blessed with good weather, my wife, myself and our son and daughter in law, not forgetting our dog Dillon all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard Villa. The property is spacious, comfortable and very well appointed. We particularly enjoyed the walks direct from the door and at Wheldrake Woods. We had excellent meals at nearby York Marina and St Read moreVincent' Arms Sutton on Derwent. We can also recommend The Marzano Italian restaurant in York. There is good course fishing at Raker Lakes Wheldrake. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Martine 24th April 2023

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location near York. Definitely will come back again.

Reviewed by Paula 17th April 2023

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Lovely location, quiet but not secluded, near all main roads, and links to lots of great days out. Cottage is just beautiful, comfy, cosy, warm and the beds are enormous, couldnt reach the sides when starfishing.

Reviewed by Nicola 7th April 2023

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The house is lovely and warm. The beds are comfy too. The only improvement would be to provide recycling bins. We had to go to the outlet to recycle which was a nuisance.

Reviewed by Penny 24th March 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed watching the wildlife and walking in the surrounding fields. Great location for York and plenty of places nearby to visit.

Reviewed by Sarah 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Lynda 10th March 2023

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Clean, comfortable, warm and easy access to York.

Reviewed by Claire 17th February 2023

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We loved staying at Orchard Villa n didnt want to leave. Amazing house, amazing location n wonderful walks with wonderful wildlife. It was so lovely to see wild deer n hares every day we were there.

Reviewed by Maz 30th December 2022

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Great property in a good location to access York and beyond. Very comfortable beds, plenty of heating and hot water when needed. Tasteful decor. Convenient utility area for dogs, Bring all the dog accessories you need, as none provided. Similarly, bring basics to get you started, e.g. milk, as there is no welcome pack.

Reviewed by Caroline 9th December 2022

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A beautiful holiday home in a beautiful setting. Very clean and well equipped with lots of room for extended family to relax and enjoy either being together or with the 2nd living room being able to have their own space. Ideal for us as World Cup on! Theres everything you need to cater yourselves and the owner was brilliant at suggesting places to Read morevisit or eat out. Garden is a great space for digs and toddlers to burn some energy with a good walk out the back. We had a great family weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 2nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Joy 10th November 2022

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What a great property! Such a beautiful house in beautiful countryside yet so close to Central York. 5 mins to the park & ride and good access to all main roads out of York. The villa is really comfortable, so much room for my party of 4 adults. Owner was very helpful. We are planning when we can return already!

Reviewed by Lissa 29th October 2022

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This is a wonderful family dog friendly cottage. Highly recomend it, only 2 mins from park n ride into york, and dogs allowed too. Whilst all the time being in the country, waking up up to wild deer and pheasants. Stunning.

Reviewed by Eleanor 21st October 2022

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Lovely comfortable house in peaceful rural surroundings, yet very conveniently located for York. Helpful owner, enjoyable walks from the cottage, and lots to do both in York and in the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and hope to return.

Reviewed by Miss Nicola 30th September 2022

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One of the best cottages i have stayed in. Well equipped. Beds very comfortable. Fantastic views both back and front, great walks and lots of wildlife. Well situated for York, around 15 mins. We visited Castle Howard, 30 mins from property, and Whitby, around an hour away. Already looking at dates to go back next year, plenty more places to exploreRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Aurora 23rd September 2022

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Orchard Villa is a brilliant property absolutely gorgeous, stunning decor, fantastic location close to all of Yorks delights and within reach of other Yorkshire gems.

Reviewed by Trevor 17th September 2022

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What a lovely place to stay! A quiet secluded cottage with lots of wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Laura 12th August 2022

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A well situated and comfortable house to use as a base to explore York and all its attractions, Castle Howard and the beach at Bridlington. Some good 'artisan' shops close by and lovely walks in the woods nearby.

Reviewed by Simon 5th August 2022

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A wonderful cottage, easy to find in a good location. Well away from other properties surrounded by wheat fields. Very homely feel to the cottage which didnt like a typical holiday residence

Reviewed by Hannah 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Douglas 1st July 2022

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The cottage was lovely, in a lovely setting and so peaceful. The owners have thought of everything. Great base to pop in to York (and to Betty's) and drive around the surrounding countryside (even better when the sun was shining!). Definitely recommend this property to friends and family

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