About this listing
This is a unique opportunity to stay in our vintage showman's van set in mature gardens. It is a self contained open plan space consisting of a large double bed, a dining and sitting area, and a fully equipped kitchen with gas oven. The loo in is a separate hut beside the caravan. There is an outside cast iron bath in a secluded area nearby heated with a wood burning stove. A supply of firewood is provided. There is a wood burning stove in the caravan, and we will ensure a good supply of dry firewood for your use.
Linen sheets, fluffy towels and bathrobes are provided. Fresh breakfast food is supplied. Requests for special dietary needs can be met if forewarned.
Additional firewood must be purchased if free supply is used up.
There is ample parking space next to the caravan.
There is a radio and internet connection but no television.
Gardens around the house and caravan, fresh veg from the garden when we have a glut! 2 rope swings for kids, safe playing for little ones as its well away from roads.
Interaction with Guests
There when needed, but privacy guaranteed.
The village lies midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Hambleton Hills and Moors, ("the Golden Triangle.") Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk are all within easy reach. There are two pubs in the village, one of which serves meals during the daytime and evening. There is also a pub in the next village, Tholthorpe, which serves evening meals.There are no shops, but Borobridge and Easingwold are only 5 miles distant, and everything is available there. There are very few buses into York and Easingwold every day, returning from York the last one leaves town at 1715.
This is a walker's and cyclist's paradise with many historic buildings, abbeys and castles to visit within a radius of 20 miles. (Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey, Bolton Castle to name but a few) Fishing in the River Swale is popular, and day tickets can be obtained in the village.
There are several good golf courses in the vicinity.
As the immediate area is relatively flat being in the river valley, its great for cycling,
Arrival by car is the easy - train and bus is more complicate although possible, due to the lack of a regular bus service. Guests arriving by train should be aware that the last bus leaves York at 1715. There are NO buses on a Sunday. I can take guests to the nearest bus stop on a Sunday if they let me know in advance.
There are several buses form Helperby to York during the day, so it is possible to visit the sights - but you must catch that last bus back or take an expensive taxi ( £35.00 ish )
Please print out directions in advance as phone signal around here is awful.
Other Things to Note
Please note - there is a minimum 2 nights stay. We can book 1 night stays midweek, if guests are happy to bring their own sheets/sleeping bags and towels.
Please arrive between 5 and 6pm and check out around 10.30am. Guests travelling from a distance can of course arrive later, and as long as there is no booking on Mondays, feel free to stay for a late breakfast and relaxing departure. But please let me know your time of arrival if poss.
It would be appreciated if guests would leave the caravan clean and tidy.
This is a tranquil place where you can escape the hurly burly of city life. Please come to enjoy the peace and quiet.
We really appreciate guests leaving a message in the visitors book and coming over to goodbye.
Well behaved dogs welcome!