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The Cart Shed

(Ref. 6755)

Stamford Bridge near York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "We arrived to a very warm welcome from Geoff."

    The property was so warm and cozy. Spacious throughout, spotless, each bedroom with its own on suite. Furnishings were lovely, well stocked kitchen with crockery, glassware and cutlery .We had read in previous reviews that the property was not decorated for Christmas so brought along our own tree, lots of games, video's and jigsaws , No wi fi but that was stated clearly on the information. so no worries there. All the family loved it, so much to do in the surrounding area. . Would recommend for a family get together The property sleeps 6 . My husband and I, my sister from the states and an Aunt . Daughter and her husband, who swopped halfway through with our other daughter and her husband. A perfect Christmas break. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Cart Shed was as listed, it was clean tidy and warm."

    All that you could ask of a holiday home.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at Sykes cottages many times, this corkage was not of the standard of others so I’m unsure how Sykes work out their ratings."

    We chose this cottage as my mum can’t manage stairs so had the downstairs bedroom. This only has a bath which she couldn’t use. It would have made more sense to have a shower with this room to suit a disabled person. It was a good location for exploring by car, but too remote to go anywhere on foot. Main B road at end of the long drive had no footpaths, Stamford Bridge about 1.5 miles away. Property was adequate for our needs. Not as well equipped as others we have stayed in. As it sleeps 6 I’d expect to find at least 6 of everything in the kitchen, but I think there have been some loses over the years that haven’t been replaced. Tea towels, dishwasher tabs & toilet rolls etc were all available. Hand towels in the bathrooms would be appreciated as once we’d packed to leave we had nothing to dry hands on. Our phone’s data allowances saw us through for internet access which is often needed on holiday to book tickets etc. we were glad there was good signal after reading no WiFi at the property. Beds are not very comfy (hard) and pillows as flat as pancakes! No spares in the wardrobes. No trouser hangers either amongst the collection of free plastic shop hangers!. That made the place feel cheap! Upstairs bedrooms are compact & don’t have much, if any windows to the outside, so can feel stuffy. No fans provided, glad we weren’t staying in very hot weather. Generally clean, some dusty spots where you can’t see!

    Reviewed by Emma2.8Aug 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at the Cart Shed."

    It is a beautiful property and very handy for York and lots of exciting days out. Thanks Geoff and Shirley.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2023

  • "Although this was a lovely cottage, in a quiet peaceful rural location we missed being connected to WIFI ."

    Whilst this was made clear in the booking information and didn't impact hugely on our enjoyment nearly all cottages do include it these days. Having en suite in every bedroom was very good although the inclusion of an overhead shower over the bath would have been even nicer.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2023

  • "The Cart Shed is a delightful property with quirky design features."

    The facilities provided were excellent, but the absence of provided towels and WiFi drops it below our Sykes average expectations. The arrival and departure times were a surprise. (Arrive after 4:30 and leave before 9:30) When I contacted the owners about keys I was told any time after 2:00pm for arrival.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely time, relaxing time."

    Can't wait to come back. Lovely views, very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0May 2023

  • "Outstanding."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2023

  • "A well-appointed and comfortable property, which was clean and well looked after."

    Situated near both a small town, and not too far from a city, it was easy to get to a range of facilities. We were disappointed that the house wasn't remotely decorated for Christmas, even though we asked in advance. It also lacked the usual basics such as a carton of milk, that owners traditionally leave for arriving guests. Admittedly, these are fairly minor quibbles, but do show an owner who is willing to go the extra mile for their guests; a complete lack of WiFi was annoying too. The house was very warm, and the furnishings comfortable; a small grassed area behind the property was useful for entertaining the kids. Overall, this is a good property, and we had an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Friendly. Clean and fabulously maintained. Was great yo have toilet rolls and kitchen rolls provided. Plus bin bags. Will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a great place!"

    Everything you could possibly need. Warm, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well presented. No Wi-Fi but we personally found this refreshing. Though understand why no Wi-Fi would put some people off. Love the location and would happily stay again. Enjoyed our stay immensely! Many thanks to our hosts

    Reviewed by Dominica5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owners were friendly and welcoming."

    There are no towels in the property, which isn't really a problem as we drove but it should be in the listing - the owners do call you to let you know, but if I'd been on the train as I sometimes have been I'd have lost a lot of luggage space. I had to clean the sides and use a dustpan when we got there as it wasn't quite clean but it wasn't horrific. Very good tumble dryer, and lovely beams in the house. The area is nice and York is about a twenty minute drive away (it's close, but there's traffic). We enjoyed our stay and overall the issues were minor.

    Reviewed by Mairead4.1Sep 2022

  • "Great thanks really enjoyed it"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely setting and well equipped cottage."

    Adults would have given full marks across the Board but the kids missed having wifi!

    Reviewed by Marysia4.7Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic base for exploring both the city of York and the surrounding villages and the Wolds."

    A very well equipped a comfortable house with the benefit of three separate bathrooms. Surrounded by fields and near to Stamford Bridge, it’s a great location to suit all. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay from my parents on their 80s to our 3 year old spaniel! We can’t understand the people that complain about the lack of WiFi. It makes that clear in the list of amenities and we enjoyed some time off the grid! Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pippa4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful and convenient location."

    Cottage well equipped and comfortable. Great for our group of 5 adults. Only problem was the absence of WiFi - we felt that this should have been explicitly stated on the Sykes description.

    Reviewed by Paula3.8May 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Owner lovely and helpful. Will definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect accommodation - ideally situated for visiting York and surrounding areas."

    Lovely hosts and everything you need for a relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, toasty warm, very well equipped!"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was not as welcoming or homely as others we have stayed in !"

    The lack of Wi Fi was an inconvenience in this day and age ! The cottage would also benefit from a shower over the downstairs bath ! Although the cart shed was not by far the worst place I’ve stayed

    Reviewed by Gary2.8Oct 2021

  • "The Cart Shed was clean, cosy and well equipped."

    It is set in a beautiful spot with local walks and close to York. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic stay, everything was catered for, especially with us having our 8 month old little boy."

    Beautiful property within easy access of local hamlets and a short drive to York City centre.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely area in a quiet Farm and a perfect spot for visiting York and the Yorkshire Coast is only 30 miles away."

    There is everything that you would require in the cottage and nice and warm in these chilly months to come.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Cart Shed lived up to expectations, clean and comfortable, but the owners of ..."

    The Cart Shed lived up to expectations, clean and comfortable, but the owners of this cottage should seriously consider installing WIFI

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Sep 2021

  • "The Cart Shed is a really quirky spacious peaceful accommodation."

    It’s well equipped and the owners are friendly. Location is perfect for exploring York as well as getting around Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Aug 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful and flexible to us having to change arrangements due to the Covid situation."

    The house was well equipped and now we’re home, we’re having to get used to not having 4 toilets! Superbly clean and very comfortable stay thank you. It’s a home from home.

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful break in a lovely clean & modern cottage, with very helpful owner."

    It was just a shame that the downstairs bedroom's bathroom did not have a shower over the bath.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Cart Shed is really well placed for peace and quiet while being a short drive to many interesting places."

    We had a really good time at the property and made full use of the kitchen to cook extravagant meals and really make use of all the space. We had concerns about having no WIFI but we took a couple of DVDs and found that we were perfectly content without it. The hosts were lovely and welcoming too. I would return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "It is possibly the best holiday cottage we have stayed at, views are wonderful, peaceful, extremely well kitted out and the icing on the cake, the owners are very approachable and friendly."

    Would recommend it with out reservation.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Apr 2021

  • "The grassed front garden area was smaller than we expected."

    It was sufficient but the photos give an impression of a bigger area. There is also no downstairs shower only a bath.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Cart Shed is a great facility that was extremely clean and welcoming."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the lay out of the house works well. Lovely hosts and great views. Loved the local farm shop and walking out and about locally

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is our 2nd stay in The Cart Shed."

    We love the open plan accommodation with wonderful views of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside - very close to nearby York and other important routes

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful situation, dog and baby friendly, owners nice and helpful all ideal."

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic rural location, barn owl and hares immediately seen from the property, very well equipped kitchen, just brilliant all round and really friendly owner, immaculately clean and quirky."

    Loved being there.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "Perfect location, very gentle and kind owner and the cottage was absolutely great."

    Reviewed by Salvatore4.4May 2019

  • "Very kind hosts, a wonderful cottage very well equipped."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2019

  • "The property was very clean, comfortable, well appointed and as listed"

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent place to stay very relaxing"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful stay, perfect for celebrating Christmas with the family."

    Nice & cosy, well equiped with everything you could need

    Reviewed by Stefan4.7Dec 2018

  • "The cart shed is the perfect base for all your York sight seeing, it is so comfy and a real home from home."

    We really felt that we were so happy at the cart shed. Very well maintained, well set up and really lovely place to have your holiday, thanks.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2018

  • "How about NO HOT WATER AT ALL for a three night stay!"

    We found that there was no hot water early on our first morning (Friday) and informed the owner of the property at a civilised hour - 9.30. As we were on our way out for the day, we ensured that the owner had access to the cottage and he assured us that he would look into the problem. On our return at approximately 16.30, we found that there was still no hot water. We immediately contacted the owner and he was adamant that there was hot water. We asked him to attend the property and he was forced to admit that indeed there was no hot water. He then informed us that he could not get a heating engineer to look into the problem until Monday. There were six of us in the property for the weekend and to have no hot water was beyond a joke. The owner offered to let us use the shower in his house but under no circumstance was this practical. We finished up either using kettles of hot water or using a stone cold shower -- it was only mid December! We are interested to establish as to what compensation we will receive as you ( Note 1) were unable to provide the most basic of facilities i.e. hot water Note 1 The contract was with Sykes, not the owner of the property. Stewart & Eileen King

    Reviewed by Eileen3.1Dec 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation, very good description of what to expect, ..."

    Absolutely beautiful accommodation, very good description of what to expect, very well presented, homely and clean, the owners were brilliant, key collection is straight forward, everything you need is provided (own towels) the underfloor heating in the kitchen is fab, toasty toes

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is a great little property."

    Three bedrooms and three bathrooms which was ideal for the three sets of people we had staying at it. The owner was very amenable but just beware that the cottage does not provide towels. Not an issue but one of our guests hadn't brought one ! Lovely.

    Reviewed by Nusa3.8Sep 2018

  • "The position, the openness and we were blessed with fine weather which made the whole stay excellent."

    We also found the locals very friendly and polite.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Cart Shed was a lovely place to stay, very quiet and peaceful."

    The stars at night were fabulous on a clear night. The cottage was very comfortable and a good size, plenty of room for guests. Great walks for the dogs straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "The hosts were excellent and the accomadtion/ facilities were superb."

    The location was a little more remote than we were expecting, mit perhaps that was our interpretation. Overall we would recommend this property to any family/ friends group.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was well set out but the mattresses were the most uncomfortable we have ever experienced."

    Showers were not clean - we did this ourselves. The location was further from the village than what was in the description. We had an ant invasion that we did let the owners know about. It was a shame as the cottage was lovely and an ideal spot from where we could get to different areas of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Eirlys4.1Jun 2018

  • "Towels were not provided - while this was not a problem because we were informed over the phone when confirming our arrival and key collection details it was only in the property description by omission."

    Surprised to find no Wi-Fi which is rapidly becoming the norm these days. Despite these relatively minor niggles this is a nice comfortable holiday cottage in a quiet location but not too far from amenities. Access and parking were very good. Owners made our dog welcome and indicated local dog walks.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Apr 2018

  • "Beautifully warm (Very cold outside when we stayed) and clean WiFi would be a ..."

    Beautifully warm (Very cold outside when we stayed) and clean WiFi would be a really useful addition Crockery and pans need refreshing - most chipped or scratched; no small plates or glasses But overall a very comfortable cottage

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Mar 2018

  • "The Owner was extremely helpful and met us on arrival."

    The Cottage was very well appointed, clean and tidy and met all of our needs. Facilities are good, modern and the parking can facilitate 3-4 large family cars. The heating system is exceptionally good and all of the showers are powerful and hot water provided constantly. It is well located and provides easy access to York, Leeds, Harrogate, Beverley and the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a good range of pubs/restaurants locally. We had a thoroughly good break and I would strongly recommend the Cart Shed to family and friends and would use it again.

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Mar 2018

  • "There was a problem over paying that staff worked hard top sort out and did"

    Reviewed by P4.4Jan 2018

  • "Great location - not to far from local pub/ restaurant or mini market but secluded enough to star gaze in the evening."

    Easy access to York park and ride. Definitely booking again soon!

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Dec 2017

  • "Absolutely perfect - gorgeous location in the country."

    Owners were really friendly. All open plan downstairs so really social with a lovely garden. Would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay near York.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2017

  • "The pots and pans had no teflon left on them and desperately need replaced."

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Jun 2017

  • "The owners were friendly and helpful."

    Spacious house. Wifi would have been good and that's the only reason I wouldn't go back

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jan 2017

  • "Friendly owners, great location, lovely and warm, would recommend"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2016

  • "Very warm, comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    It was ideal for 5 adults with the 3 en-suite bathrooms and plenty of hot water for everyone to shower in the mornings. The two single beds are 2'6" wide and seemed a bit narrow at first, but we adapted to them. The cottage is very well located for using the park and ride into York which we used over 4 days. We had pre-booked afternoon tea at Betty's for 1pm, which was an ideal time, as it meant we were able to eat all that was on offer (it was a large tea with canapes, sandwiches, scones and cakes - and of course plenty of your chosen tea to drink). The National Railway Museum and Castle Museum were well worth visiting and just wandering around the ancient city walls of York was interesting. The younger members of our party found the range of shops very good in the city, with a number of individual shops not found on the average high street. A visit to Roly's Fudge shop was not to be missed. We visited both Whitby and Scarborough as they were just over an hour's drive away. The week passed all too quickly and there were still plenty to do in York that we had not managed to visit. We had a lovely meal at the Vintage Inn in Stamford Bridge and utilised both the Chinese and Pizza takeaways. Overall a great holiday home and we would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2016

  • "Everything was just great, we have never booked a cottage before but the whole week worked fantastically well."

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with underfloor heating
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with French doors to garden.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned front garden, enclosed rear patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

York 7 miles.

A brick-built, detached barn conversion on the edge of the historic, rural hamlet of Stamford Bridge, 7 miles from York city centre.

Beautifully finished to a high standard, this York cottage has panoramic views over open countryside thanks to the strategically placed French doors and feature windows.

Oak flooring downstairs and underfloor heating in the kitchen ensure a warm, comfortable welcome in this attractive, traditional York cottage.

Fixtures and furnishings are to a high standard throughout this York cottage.

Set in a rural location, this cottage near York is well placed to visit the delightful market towns of Beverley, Driffield and Malton, and yet it is only a few miles from the park and ride facility in York where you can visit the Minster, National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre all in one day.

The coast and North York Moors are a short drive away from this York cottage, making it an ideal base for families, walkers or groups of friends to explore the region.

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About the location


Howardian Hills AONB 14 miles; Leeds 25 miles; North York Moors National Park 25.4 miles.

The city of York needs no recommendation, for it teems with interest for the holidaymaker: the Minster, its medieval walls, boat trips on the River Ouse, York Races, museums(including the famous National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum), and the internationally-renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience. Summer and winter, there is something to fascinate the whole family. Explore York’s quaint streets and hidden corners, or take an excursion further afield to the Dales, Moors or the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Yorkshire is rich in stately homes, with Harewood House and Castle Howard just two of several within an hour’s drive. A cycling city boasting two theatres, character pubs and great shopping, York has it all.

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Note: Property does not accept short break bookings.