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Apple Tree Cottage

(Ref. 906307)

Dunnington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped, nicely furnished cottage."

    Reasonably quiet location a short drive from York park and ride. Great selection of restaurants nearby of which the standouts were Sylhety Lounge Indian restaurant on the edge of York and The Half Moon Inn at Newton Upon Derwent.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7May 2024

  • "A great place to stay just outside York, a very easy park and ride route only 5 mins away which takes you into the city centre."

    Clean and comfortable cottage inside a secure grounds in a lovely setting. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage."

    It was very warm and cosy. The homemade scones that the owner left were a lovely surprise. Off road parking also which is very important. Really close to York. There is so much to see. You don’t need to use the car either as the buses are very frequent and Park and Ride is available.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable, warm and well equipped accommodation."

    A blind for the roof window in the bedroom would be a good idea to block out early morning daylight for summer guests.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent location for visiting York and the surrounding area."

    Situated near to a park and ride in to York, which is worth using. The cottage is spacious, clean and comfortable and would highly recommend staying here. The 'welcome pack' was really appreciated.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "With stone flooring throughout and limited soft furnishings you do hear everything; maybe add some rugs?"

    There was a conflict between Sykes arrival time (4pm) and owner’s file (3pm). Somewhere outside to store muddy boots?

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Sep 2023

  • "Apple Tree Cottage was really comfortable and very well equipped for our week away."

    It was a good base for visiting York, North and West Yorkshire and the coast. Can't fault the accommodation - it had everything we needed. We did realise.we must live in a very quiet road as we did find the location noisy with cars whizzing by, planes, squeaky gates, dogs barking through the night, but other guests have commented on how quiet it is, so it's all relative (plus we were there during an unexpected heatwave so had windows/door open a lot). Very easy access to York on the park and ride. Turning right onto Hull Road a bit of a headache. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic property."

    Very clean and welcoming in a wonderful location. The welcome basket was such a lovely touch and very appreciated. The children loved the play area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay and the location in particular was fab."

    We liked how peaceful the site was and how friendly the hosts were. Kids loved the open space and little play area. It was great being able to let them roam free knowing they were safe behind the gated and well-fenced property. Cottage was the perfect base for exploring York and spacious enough for four. Kitchen well equipped and clean bedding/towels. The tiled floor could do with a good scrub, it turned our socks black! I found the mattress and pillows uncomfortable but that is personal preference. Everyone else slept great. Would have benefitted from a selection of leaflets about local attractions. All in all, it was a great stay and would highly recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful house."

    Perfect for a family of 4. Lovely, clean property with everything that was needed for the week. The cottage is 5 minutes from the park and ride which we used everyday to get into York. Lovely friendly owners. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very well appointed holiday cottage."

    Comfortable and clean. Plenty of spare indoors and out with secure parking. Friendly, on site hosts. Efficient heating.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Feb 2023

  • "I would definately stop again."

    The only comment to bring to your attention is we couldn't lower the temperature of the cottage. We didn't bring to the owners attention but it would have been good in the welcome back in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "All good. Pleasant owners on site."

    Bright and spacious rooms. New kitchen and bathroom. A good base from where to explore York etc.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "So well equipped I could not believe there was no hairdryer!"


    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Apple Tree Cottage."

    The cottage is the perfect size for a small family and is in a great location. The cottage had everything that we needed with the added bonus of a lovely lawned area on the grounds which had a childrens playing frame which our three year old daughter was thrilled about. The owners were welcoming without being intrusive and we were greeted with a delightful welcome back which included homemade scones. Yum, yum! The cottage is in a great location for visiting many family friendly locations such as the following: Designer Outlet-10mins Piglets Adventure Farm-13mins The Web Adventure Park-16mins York-21mins Williams Den-30mins Flamingo Land-35mins Scarborough & Whitby-1hr 3mins Many thanks for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Llewela4.7Jun 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was reasonably quiet, clean and kitchen was nicely stocked, provided a welcome pack of milk, eggs & 2 scones. The bed was comfy although we stayed in the heatwave and couldn't cool the room. Nice amount of wardrobe hangers. Gated property for security & parking space at the rear. Aviation and Agriculture museum only 10 mins drive & made good use of the park and ride into York. Plenty of pubs within a shortish drive to eat out. The main road can be busy to cross but doable. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage, bright and airy, all mod cons and plenty of space."

    We loved the kitchen diner with that lovely high roof and sky lights. We couldn't fault the kitchen with both dishwasher and washing machine and the comprehensive list of kitchen tools (except perhaps the knives which didn't really do their job too well!) and the lovely warm coloured splashback around the worktop, so much better than tiles. Thank you too for the lovely welcome gift, it was so nice to enjoy the local produce, what a treat!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2022

  • "Spent the weekend in this lovely cottage."

    Spotless property, perfectly located for a mixture of countryside and city. Owners were very accommodating- Would not change anything and hope to stay again!

    Reviewed by Freya5.0May 2022

  • "Apple tree cottage is a lovely place to stay, nice and clean and has all facilities needed to enjoy an peaceful break."

    Close enough to York and other attractions that your holiday can include the amazing city of York and all it has to offer, and the amazing coast line on a nice sunny day. The cottage itself is set in a old unused farm and the surrounding countryside is beautiful, skys full of stars at night. We had a wonderful stay here and hope to return. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the Apple Tree cottage, it's in a very good position for visiting York, the moors and the coast."

    Reviewed by S5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Just very, very minor points, bath/shower needs a full length non slip mat and a grab rail to exit the bath/shower, TV was pixelating on itv in the evening. On the directions, it should be the twine and barrel not the windmill, and the garage on the final turn is an esso not a gulf. Will definately stay here again, thanks for a wonderful base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Mar 2022

  • "Apple Tree Cottage is absolutely faultless."

    Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and appointed, with everything you could possibly need. Location is ideal, very close to York and its attractions but still feeling peaceful and relaxing. Can't recommend this place (and Pear tree cottage) enough... We've now stayed twice and we will return soon.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely, high spec holiday cottage, could do with mattress topper to make bed a bit more comfortable."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2021

  • "I dont think i could say anything but brilliant the owners left a welcome package of scones milk and tea a great holiday thank you."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage for a short break."

    Clean, good facilities, lovely grounds. Would return again.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great clean modern cottage in a lovely quiet farm but close enough to York."

    Would definitely recommend as a base to explore York and it’s surroundings.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage and easy access to park and ride into York the owners ..."

    Absolutely amazing cottage and easy access to park and ride into York the owners were lovely and the scones and wine were an amazing touch we will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2019

  • "We stayed here for a couple of nights in November."

    The accommodation was great - highly recommended ! Externally It’s in a quiet location It feels very secure, behind an electric gate Private off road parking Grounds are well maintained Only 5 mins drive from the Park & Ride into York Internally Immaculately clean Comfortable sofas Comfortable beds\pillows Hot, powerful shower Dressing table, with plug underneath for hairdryers\straighteners Nice scones, milk and wine on arrival Top marks, we will definitely book again !!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2019

  • "Well appointed cottage Very clean and comfortable We will book again"

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very central location."

    Park and ride into York was excellent.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely clean relaxing."

    Close to York. Used Park and ride.Had trips to York museums. Farming museum and Elvington air museum. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great location, very secure and good value for money."

    Great for visiting York as only 5 mins from park and ride. Close enough to the village if you want to use local pub facilities but private enough. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and appreciate the little touch of a glass of wine and cream tea. The only reason for awarding 10 out of 10 is that we could have done with a little more equipment in the kitchen as we do prepare a lot of food in the cottage due to a special diet. Ie better knives and a washing up bowl.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2019

  • "Good holiday accommodation, very clean and functional, close to York and area activities."

    Only issue was that it would be better is the Shower/bath had a couple of grab rails. We had my 94 yr old Father-in-law so showering was pretty much impossible for him. A walk-in shower would have worked much better, and consumed less space in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.1May 2019

  • "Apple tree cottage was in a lovely quiet location and was beautifully designed and well though out."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed including a really helpful welcome file and welcome pack of milk, scones and jam and a bottle of wine despite only booking approx 2 hours before we arrived ! Arrival and leaving was easy with the key safe and electric gate. I really quiet and relaxing holiday - just what we needed!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay - quiet spot but everything nearby so practically perfect in every way - the property version of Mary Poppins!"


    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    The cottage was cosy and warm throughout. All very modern and high spec; felt very secure with the key fob and electric gate. We asked for a high chair and cot which were provided with no problems at all. Bathroom very modern and lovely shower! The cottage is very close to a Park and Ride for York city centre. Some lovely pubs nearby and fish and chip shop. Would definitely recommend for families of up to 4.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Feb 2019

  • "We arrived to a spotlessly clean, warm and cosy cottage."

    The owner's had left us a cream tea and two small bottles of wine which was a lovely and very unexpected touch. There was even milk in the fridge for a cup of tea! The facilities in the cottage were fabulous and meant that life was made very easy and it felt like a real holiday. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great location and instructions to find it were very clear."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Nov 2018

  • "Top class hospitality & attention to little details- a really warm welcome!"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2018

  • "Amazing cottage clean comfortable and the owners were so inviting and friendly ."

    Was a great location for what we wanted and quiet country road

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely place."

    Very clean. Little touches made the difference. Would definitely recommend or go back if we go to that area again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have been using Sykes Cottages for a few years now and the Apple Tree cottage is by far the best property we have stayed in to date, the hosts are extremely friendly and welcoming, the property is ideally situated for visiting York and surrounding areas."

    I would highly recommend this property for anyone visiting York.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is part of two cottages and the only one with its own patio."

    The decor is very modern and spotless. The owners are very friendly but leave you to enjoy your break. The location is ideal for York, use the park and ride, and Bridlington is well worth a visit. Nearby Pocklington is also one to explore and the York Air Museum is just up the road. We had two cars and there is plenty of parking and an electronic gate keeps everything safe. The welcome pack of wine, milk, scone with butter and jam was a nice surprise and something you don’t normally even at more expensive cottages.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage, in perfect area for exploring Yorkshire."

    We will book this cottage again at a future date.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely holiday great accommodation great location"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Eco biomass underfloor heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture, shared lawns
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Apple Tree Cottage is a beautifully decorated, spacious semi-detached cottage based on a non-working farm, just outside of Dunnington in North Yorkshire.

The stylish interior with open plan living, stunning countryside views and excellent location make this the perfect base for a holiday with friends or couples.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 913077, together they sleep eight.

This property is for holiday bookings only.

Fir Tree Farm Cottages

Dunnington 1.2 miles; York 5.5 miles. Two beautifully furnished cottages set on the non-working Fir Tree Farm amongst the wonderful countryside just outside of the stunning city of York. Both properties are heated by biomass eco-friendly underfloor heating throughout, making your lazy nights in front of the Smart TV that bit more cosy. Spend your leisure time in the tastefully furnished open plan living areas, here you can curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburning stove in Pear Tree, or the electric fire in Apple Tree, with your loved ones. Alternatively, make the most of the amply equipped kitchen areas by rustling up a hearty meal after a day of walking around the characterful city of York, enjoy mealtimes at the charming dining table in each other's company. Get your much-needed rest in the peacefully decorated bedrooms which boast plenty of storage for your belongings. The properties are complete with sumptuous bathroom facilities, perfect to relax in whilst planning the events of tomorrow. The outdoor areas at Fir Tree Farm are wonderful to sit and indulge in your incredible surroundings; sit on a bench with your morning coffee or take a stroll around the owner's beautiful gardens to get away from it all. The cottages come on the outskirts of the village of Dunnington, stooped with history and culture, and offering a small range of amenities, it is a lovely place to base your holiday. Nearby, the city of York is easily accessed via the Park and Ride two miles away, the ultimate holiday cottage location. York showcases some breath-taking architecture and scenery as well as a fine selection of quaint shops and cafés to enjoy. Bring family and friends together here at the attractive Fir Tree Farm Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


York 5 miles; Leeds 28 miles

A small, traditional village packed with history and culture, Dunnington's surrounding fields became the country's major area for growing chicory used in a variety of foods and drinks. Dunnington was the small village winner for settlements with a population under 3,000 in the 2014 Britain in Bloom competition. The village offers various shops and pubs, as well as more original things such as the Fabric Gallery and a library. York, one of England's most beautiful city's sits just 5 miles away, a city which has so much to offer. An upper-class city with an abundance of stunning buildings as well as some amazing history.

This property is for holiday bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas