Apartment in Long Marston, York, England - Peaceful Village Location, 7 Miles From York City Centre
- english, Scottish
About Alec Welham
We moved to Long Marston in late spring 2014 to pursue a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country. As avid gardeners we grow as much fruit and veg' as we can fit on the land. We have won many awards for our vegetables including the National Vegetable Society Championships at Harrogate in September 2015 and 2016. We also have hand- reared ducks, chickens and turkeys in our garden.
Alec Welham purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Alec Welham chose Long Marston
The Cottage is set in beautiful rural surroundings in the heart of North Yorkshire just 6 miles from the City of York. Built on the historic site of the Battle of Marston Moor with rolling countryside in every direction. The main cottage originally dates back to 1644 and maintains the original charm of this period. Although the self-contained apartment was built as part of an extension centuries later, its features sympathetically reflect the style of the house.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is ideally situated in the small village of Long Marston, 5 miles from the A1 M and the historic market town of Wetherby. York is accessible within a 15 minute drive, or a 20 minute bus journey will take you to York train station and the City Centre. Harrogate is just a 25 minute car journey, famous for its Victoria architecture, Roman baths, and Betty’s Tea Rooms. Knaresborough is also just a 15 minute car journey to explore the Castle, Old Mother Shiptons Cave, or take a row boat along the river. Leeds and its famous market is only 30 mins away by car.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything we needed, and more.
The property is in a wonderful location, overlooking Marston Moor, within easy reach of York. We slept well although the sofa bed takes a little getting used to. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed. The shower was new and was both warm and reasonably powerful. The place was perfectly clean but there were a few cob-webs to which some might take exception. We had no problems with the wi-fi. Alec and Christine are both lovely - charming, interesting and knowledgeable.
Does what it says on the tin!
Welcoming host, property had everything we needed as a family of 3.
Exactly what we required
Great flat which is close to York, Castle Howard etc plus lovely walks on the doorstep when you don't want to get back into the car. Excellent hosts, good value for money, the accommodation has everything you need made even better by being dog friendly. Thank you
Beautiful Countryside Retreat
A lovely property in a rural setting. Property contained everything that we needed and was in great condition. We were personally welcomed by the very pleasant and professional hosts. Only thing of note was that the perfectly serviceable shower has a very low pressure.
Pleased you had a great stay. We are aware that there can be water pressure fluctuations when the loo is flushed ( Or when I am filling the Hens Water station- sorry!) Hope to see you again .
Fantastic cottage flat
Had a lovely time peaceful location.Scarecrows family fantastic! Would stay again definitely! Thanks very much 😊
Yes the Scarecrows have had a baby! Surprising what sunshine can bring. The cottage is great for visiting York, Harrogate or Leeds but you have your little peace of heavenly quiet in the country. Hope to see you again soon.
Despite the rainy weather, we had, with my husband and our three children, great weekend. Alec and Christine are wonderful and warm people. Cottage very comfortable, peace and quiet. On our next visit to York we will definitely stay at Alec and Christine cottage.
There is a Pub in Long Marston "The Sun Inn" serving excellent meals only two minutes walk from the Cottage and 5 good pubs within five minutes by car.
The property is ideally situated in the small village of Long Marston, 5 miles from the A1M and the historic market town of Wetherby.
York is a 15 minute drive, or a 20 minute bus journey (or via Poppleton Park and Ride) which will take you to York train station and the City Centre.
Harrogate is just a 25 minute car journey, famous for its Victorian architecture, Roman baths, and Betty’s Tea Rooms. Knaresborough is also just a 15 minute car journey to explore the Castle, Mother Shiptons cave, or take a row boat along the river.
Nearest Airport is Leeds/ Bradford 17 miles. A1 6 miles. Local Buses to York and Wetherby.Further Details:
Whitby and Scarborough are around an hour and a half travel by road.
Long Marston is a small village.