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Orchard Villa - York

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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 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. There is ample parking for several cars. For each and every booking the owner plants a tree or a metre of native hedge row

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 6 +2 on additional sofa bed (£20 charge for making up the sofa bed - to be paid directly to the owner)
  • 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)
  • Welcome Pack
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV with Netflix in lounge and open plan living area
  • Comfortable sofa bed in the lounge
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paula 19th January 2022

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The location of the property was excellent for us to go to my son's graduation at York University. We had a fabulous time, the cottage is beautiful. We loved the wild rabbits and deer in the fields.

Reviewed by Ian 13th January 2022

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An excellent cottage a real home from home, cannot rate it highly enough. We will be returning as soon as we possibly can.

Reviewed by Sasha 12th November 2021

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Beautiful house, warm and extremely comfortable. Amazing to see deer and pheasants so close by, great location.

Reviewed by Helen 8th October 2021

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We had a fantastic weeks stay, including 2 dogs! Lovely Villa in a quiet location, but within easy reach of York & many other locations. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Martin 1st October 2021

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Excellent location, lovely garden and very peaceful.

Reviewed by DONALD 24th September 2021

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Lovely location and handy for nipping into York. Cottage has

Reviewed by Lisa 20th September 2021

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Beautiful cottage and location with stunning views. So peaceful. Very spacious. Lovely walks close by. Extremely clean. Comfy beds. Brilliant showers. Home from home.

Reviewed by Samantha 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 3rd September 2021

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Very clean and comfortable and maintained to a high standard. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious. Beds and linen are luxurious. The main thru-room combining kitchen, dining and lounge areas is a fabulous room for everyone to be together whilst preparing meals. Large well kept garden with great barbecue. All in all a fantastic place to stay; would Read morerecommend it to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 6th August 2021

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We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Orchard Villa. The cottage is really lovely with everything we could have asked for and more. The location is perfect for York and the surrounding area. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Beatrice 30th July 2021

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We were a family of five, two of them teenagers and it was spacious enough for everybody to find their corner when solitude was needed. Ideal location to easily explore York, the moors and the North Sea coast. We appreciated the washing machine/tumble dryer and used it several times. In fact all equipment was of a high standard and the decor was neRead moreutral and comfortable. We highly recommend Villa Orchard for short and longer stays. Hide

Reviewed by Dave 16th July 2021

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What a brilliant find - a cottage surrounded by fields with visiting hares and deer on a daily basis. The bedrooms were very comfortable; we had a draw straws for which one we had. The kitchen/diner is excellent and the kitchen had every device you would need when on holiday. The support we got from the owner was great; we did have an issue with thRead moree water heating and it was resolved within a couple of hours.... brilliant service. Very much enjoyed our 2 weeks and will be back I am sure. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Audrey 25th June 2021

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Fabulous cottage in lovely peaceful location but close to York and all it has to offer. Cottage was extremely well equipped and loved having the coffee machine. Fantastic range of dog friendly cafes and pubs nearby too. Wished we could have stayed for longer.

Reviewed by Christine 18th June 2021

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This is one of the best places we have stayed. The house is in an amazing location and yet so close to everything. Comfy beds, lots of equipment and really nice decor. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Christopher 11th June 2021

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Very comfortable cottage. From glasses to cookware there was plenty & all of good quality

Reviewed by Rose 4th June 2021

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brilliant!!

Reviewed by Vesna 16th April 2021

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Our weekend break at this clean and tastefully designed cottage was perfect in every way. It's a fantastic place to get away from the world and enjoy total peace and quiet. We were treated to sightings of young deer, baby rabbits, pheasants, partridges and jays on our walk in the local woods.

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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