About this listing
A completely self contained and private space in which to unwind.
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.
There is ample parking space next to the caravan.
There is a radio and ( rather patchy) 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. The New Inn in the next village, Tholthorpe, also serves evening meals.There are no shops, but Borobridge and Easingwold are only 5 miles distant, and everything is available there.
This is a walker's paradise with many historic buildings, abbeys and castles to visit within a radius of 20 miles. (Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall, Benningborough Hall, 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,
Please print out directions in advance as the phone signal around here is not very good. A car is essential if you are planning to visit the sights.
Other Things to Note
Minimum 2 nights stay. Guests can book 1 night stays midweek, if they are happy to bring their own sheets/sleeping bags and towels.
Arrival time is flexible as many guests come from a considerable distance, and traffic can be a problem. But please let me know more or less what time you hope to arrive. If there is no new booking on the day you leave, feel free to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your departure around midday.
I would appreciate guests leaving the caravan clean and tidy, and that the recycling bins are used for plastic/glass etc.
Only one definite rule - absolutely NO candles, or any other naked flames inside the caravan.
This is a tranquil place where you can escape the hurly burly of city life, so we hope you 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!