The Garden Shed is set in the grounds of the Old Forge, Sand Hutton, York. The property is set in a peaceful location, surrounded by stunning gardens. Only 20 minutes from the tourist attractions of York, yet within easy reach of cycling trails, the Yorkshire Wolds, North York Moors, and many other fantastic Yorkshire attractions, The Old Forge is perfectly placed to be the base for your getaway. The property is fully equipped with everything you need, including a kitchen with oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is also a real log burner to keep you toasty, and the cosy bedroom has an ensuite shower room and a TV / DVD player. If you are a cyclist, we can provide secure storage for your bike, and welcome well behaved dogs. Guests receive a welcome hamper on arrival, and our resident hens will be happy to provide you with tasty eggs for your breakfast. We love living here, and are confident that you will love spending time in The Garden Shed.
Little wooden house in private garden. Unique couples retreat, a luxury self catering property.
About Karen Griggs
My husband Adam and I bought The Old Forge (and The Garden Shed) in August 2013 in a poor state, and since then have worked hard to restore both the property and the gardens. We love the results and are sure you will do too. We love the space it gives us for our animals, and currently have two guinea pigs, three rabbits, eight chickens (although that number changes regularly!) and a small dog called Bob.
Karen Griggs purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Karen Griggs chose York
It's a stunning property, with the most exceptional gardens, in a brilliant location! It has all the benefits of living in a city but with countryside all around.
What makes this Cabin unique
Secluded, unique little house set in private gardens. Ideal for couples who want to escape from it all and spend time together.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect get away to get away from the everyday worries.
Had a fantastic relaxing weekend in 'the garden shed ' could not want for a more accommodating host Karen.
This was our first trip to stay at The Garden Shed and we wasn't disappointed. Karen the owner had replied to my many e-mails promptly and with extensive knowledge of the area surrounding prior to our stay. On our arrival we received a lovely warm welcome from Karen. The welcome pack of of wine, freshly laid eggs, fruit and cake was greatly appreciated and Bertie enjoyed his doggie treats too.
It is a challenge to find somewhere to stay which is a high standard and that is dog friendly. Therefore, to find The Garden Shed which ticks both these boxes is fantastic!
Our stay was lengthened to 3 days instead of the originally planned 2 days as we wanted to extend our stay. The area has many beautiful and interesting walks or places to visit which aren't too far to travel to: Castle Howard, Malton and Filey was a couple we visited and enjoyed lovely days out.
We hope to visit again in the future as this place has something magical about it.
Dear Bridgette, thank you. It’s really great to hear that guests value our hospitality. It was lovely to meet you. Especially gorgeous Bertie !
There's nothing negative to say at all! Nothing was to much trouble, the place was nothing short of amazing can't wait to return.
Thank you Mark for this review! Really looking forward to seeing you and Olivia again. Big changes in the garden in the next two months and the woodland fire pit will be ready for this summer. Hurray!!
Gem of a find!!!!!
Had two lovely nights stay in the garden shead. Lots of personal touchers make it special. Such peaceful surroundings. Would love to return one day.
Never met Karen but Adam was very welcomming.
Thank you so much! My husband Adam will really appreciate your kind words and be very proud he did such a great job for me !
The garden shed
The garden shed was the perfect peaceful getaway , so peaceful and tranquil and surrounded by nature, some lovely restaurants near by , and York and all it has to offer close by too, we also enjoyed the lovely log fire so warm and cosy. Karen our host was so lovely and friendly, we wanted for nothing. Excellent we will look forward to our next visit .
The North Yorkshire Coast is approximately 40 minutes away by car.
York is just two hours on the train from London and Sand Hutton is just 20 minute taxi ride from the station. Use of a car is recommended, but there are several car hire locations in York itself. Leeds Bradford Airport is about an hour away.
York is 8 miles away. North Yorkshire coast is 40 minutes away. The village of Stamford Bridge, with a small selection of shops, cafés, restaurants and takeaways is only 7 minutes away.
Shopping at Monks Cross and the Vangarde centre is only 12 minutes away with a wider choice of restaurants, including well known chains such as Prezzo, Giraffe and Frankie and Benny's. The Designer Outlet is 15-20 minutes away with