Converted barn in Holtby, Nr. York, North Yorkshire, England - Set In The Beautiful Yorkshire Countryside, Yet Just 5 Miles From York And Its Many Attractions
About Laura Bough
David has lived in York all his life, Laura started life in Bridlington but has lived most of her life in York. They have one Daughter Emily who is a student at Sheffield Hallam University studying Product Design. Living in Holltby has allowed them to indulge themsleves in many of their hobbies and a more natural lifestyle. They keep bees and produce local honey. Living next door to the Apple barn they are on hand to make sure your holiday is as enjoyable as possible.
Laura Bough purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Laura Bough chose York
We moved to Holtby in 2003 because it was a beautiful little village that was close enough to York for us to commute quickly to the city centre for David's work and Emily's school yet felt like we were in the middle of the countryside when we were at home relaxing. Our nearest pub is only 3/4 mile away in the village of Warthill and the pub next to the village duckpond.
What makes this Cottage unique
Holtby village is very close to York, approximately 4.5 miles and the city has many attractions to offer. Holtby is also very close to the Howardian Hills and a short commute away from the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Coastline. If you want to escape to the country and enjoy walking or cycling then our public rights of way around Holtby will be perfect for you. The Applebarn is a comfortable cottage offering home from home facilities and provides a perfect base with off street parking for your visit to historic York and the North Yorkshire countryside.
Max guests: 2
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, just a little far from york, but not really a problem as we got an uber every day, Nice cottage with everything you need and a very comfortable bed ,we had a great stay
New Year break
Lovely, cosy barn in a quiet village, handy for sightseeing.
Beautiful and cosy property. Lovely garden area which would be great in summer - too cold to go outside when we were there! Very comfortable sleep And outstanding shower. Loved it. Quick drive to central York. Would stay again!
Great location easy access to york town centre
Property was spotlessly clean very well equipped we would definitely stay again,
Very good time. Thank you!
Nice Wee Place
It is a lovely place, has all you need for a great stay. Laura was very nice but you didn't feel as if she was watching your every move. Would use again if in the area.
Special interest holidays:
The Yorvic way, a 65 mile recreational path, skirts the village and there is a network of 6 separate public rights of way within the parish of Holtby, which together with bridleways and country lanes, link Holtby to neighboring villages making it an excellent area for walkers and cyclists.
York is ideally located to visit attractions, such as the North Yorkshire moors (Heartbeat country), Scarborough (40 miles), Whitby (Dracula town). Easy access to Victorian Harrogate and cosmopolitan Leeds with its superb shopping and big city experience.
Leeds Bradford airport is approx 45 minutes drive. Manchester airport is approx 90 minutes drive. York city railway station is 5 miles away in the centre of York and our regular bus takes you straight there.
Leeds is approximately 30 miles away. Harrogate is approximately 20 miles away. The east coast, Scarborough and Bridlington are 40 miles away. Castle Howard is approximately 10 miles away.
Holtby is a small village on a regular bus route into York or just a 5 minute drive away to the nearest Park and Ride. Our nearest village is Dunnington, which is 2 miles away and has a supermarket, post office, newsagents, butchers and a couple of pubs serving good honest food. In the other direction we have the Balloon Tree a farm shop serving delicious homemade cakes, all of their produce is locally grown and very fresh. If you need to shop further afield we have Monks Cross shopping park a ten minute drive away which has a couple of the larger supermarkets and plenty of other shops to tempt you. York's MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet is also only a short drive away. Our nearest pub is in the next village of Warthill a 3/4 mile walk away.