vintage showmans caravan near York

Other - Entire home/apt · York, England, United Kingdom

The Space

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 with steaming hot rainwater on tap.
Linen sheets, fluffy towels and bathrobes are provided. Fresh breakfast food is supplied and requests for special dietary needs can be met.
There is a wood burning stove, and we will ensure an unending supply of dry firewood for your use.
There is ample parking space next to the caravan.
There is a radio and internet connection but no television.
The village lies midway between the yorkshire Dales and the Hambleton Hill and Moors,(" the Golden Triangle.") Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk are all within easy reach. There are two pubs, both of which serve food and real ale. There is a village shop/pub which sells most basics, milk, eggs, bread etc There are several buses into York and Easingwold every day.
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, Fountain 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, There are many cycling events in the area during the summer months.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • What an amazing place. Margie was a great host and looked after us well, she even helped get the fire going for us so we could have a bath under the stars. Dan the dog deserves a special mention as well. We will be back!

    April 2014
  • Wonderful. The caravan bed was more comfortable than most hotel beds. We lay in bed in the morning looking out of the window at the gorgeous garden. Breakfast things provided were excellent. We loved the bath - the second time we heated the water with the fire we felt like experts. Margie and Humph were friendly and helpful but never intrusive. Loved it.

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay in the caravan - charming, cosy and completely tranquil! Margie and Humph were great hosts and very welcoming. The village and surrounding areas are really beautiful. I would definitely recommend stay here and we hope to come back soon!

    March 2014
  • Really beautiful place to stay! I would recommend this to anyone. For us it was the perfect escape, a lovely country retreat. Warm, comfortable, clean caravan. Hot, hot bath. Very welcoming with games, hot water bottles, tasty breakfasts. Margie and Humph were very friendly and helpful, driving us to a nearby town for a bus, helping with the wood burner, suggesting walks etc. We even borrowed their lovely dog Dan to go on walks! We had a lovely weekend and would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

    February 2014
  • We had a really fantastic time, had been a bit worried about coming in January due to the weather, but it was toasty warm in the caravan with the wood burner going. The outside bath was a very memorable experience - thanks again to Humph for helping to get it going on a freezing Saturday night! Lovely to sit in a hot bath looking up at the stars. The location is lovely and tranquil, a short walk to pubs in Helperby and only a 20 min drive to the Park and Ride for York. We would love to return in the summer time.

    January 2014
  • Just a wonderful place to escape too even in the depths of winter for a small break. A beautifully rustic caravan but with just the right home comforts, allowing you to relax with the fire burning in your own little world. Sadly we could not stay longer but I would highly recommend. Really enjoyed the outdoor bath even in the pouring rain!!!

    Both Maggie and Humph were really helpful when needed but also leaving you to yourselves.

    Thanks Again

    Matt & Caz

    January 2014
  • Overall we were very happy with our stay. The caravan is lovely; comfortable and clean whilst being rustic and simple and the ability to have a bath outside under the starts is amazing.

    The hosts were a delight, the perfect balance of being around and helpful when needed but otherwise leaving you with your privacy.

    Whilst not for those scared of nature, we would without question stay here again and will be recommending it to all our friends / family.

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful few days here just after the New Year. Margie and Humph were friendly and welcoming and the caravan was everything we had expected from the ad and more. It was a real treat to spend a few days relaxing in such beautiful surrounds. The wood-burning stove meant we were always toasty and warm despite the cold weather.

    Some of our friends were sceptical when they heard we were off to stay in a caravan in January, but after our reports back I wouldn't be surprised if they end up as future guests!

    January 2014
  • If your looking for a lovely experience DO NOT GO HERE
    Dirty, Scruffy and Smelly

    December 2013
    Response from Margie:

    Dirty smelly dogs should not be allowed to sleep on beds. Stay in the Holiday Inn next time and leave the dog in kennels.

  • Such a perfect getaway, with beautiful surroundings and wonderful hosts! An adventure never to be forgotton...snug, cosy and unique. Will definitely be back. x

    December 2013
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The Mount School, York, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, Bristol University
Music therapist, interested and involved in all the arts. Love to travel and meet people. Go sailing as often as possible, read a lot, garden a lot, entertain a lot, play piano accordion a to give people the chance to share this tranquil spot in the depths of beautiful countryside.
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