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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Exceeded Already-High Expectations
Everything in this adorable cottage was as advertised, except even far better: the yard was HUGE, the birdsong was so stunning I recorded it for my American friends back home, the badminton was ready-to-go, the fire-pit had wood & fire-starters, and the lovely hostess Karen even gave us a loaf of bread w/ butter, in addition to lemon-drizzle cake, fresh cider, & strawberries. She was exceedingly accommodating (in a lovely, non-hovering way) to every single particular request we had. If I were ever to become a rental hostess, I'd hope I could be even half as gracious as Karen: just a wonderful stay from start to finish!
location realy good for getting about in the yorkshire dales plenty of places to visit with your fur babies...The Garden Shed is just what we needed and karen is the devoted caring host... Her garden is so beautiful to stroll round with a glass of wine.The variety of birds that visit is such a pleasure to see..Her chickens give great Eggs too..Thank you Karen and Adam for allowing us to share a piece of your dream...jacqueline,dez and Cody
Wonderful property, lovely host & great location
When I told my wife I’d booked us to stay in ‘The Garden Shed’ near York she was at first a little unsure. Having stayed there recently for 3 nights, we both fell in love with this wonderful property. It was so comfortable and peaceful and despite being compact, the owner Karen has carefully designed the layout so you have everything needed for a great stay. The Garden Shed is located in part of a lovely, large garden with its own outside seating area. It was so nice to sit at night and look out on Karen’s beautiful garden and listen to the birds. Karen was the most helpful and friendly host from the beginning of our booking to the time we sadly left at the end of our stay. She provided us with lovely cake and apple juice plus fresh eggs from her chickens. She also helped us plan a couple of bike rides - one into York and the other to nearby Malton. Thank you Karen for making our stay so enjoyable - we will definitely return in the future.
The amazing garden shed.
Had a lovely stay even though weather not good. Karen (the owner) is lovely and nothing too much trouble. Beautiful gardens and although accommodation is small it is comfortable and cosy with everything you need. Handy for park and ride to York etc. Very dog friendly. We Will definitely stay again and thoroughly recommend it.
Perfect get away to get away from the everyday worries.
Had a fantastic relaxing weekend in 'the garden shed ' could not want for a more accommodating host Karen.
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