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The Granary

(Ref. 904237)

York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Very peaceful feeling - both inside and the surrounding area. Incredibly clean.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Mar 2024

  • "The pictures of the Granary are exactly what you find when you first arrive at the property."

    Everything was provided for a wonderful holiday and the milk, tea bags and cake were a great thing to find waiting for us after a long journey. The owner was most helpful with directions and helping us find the right place to park the car! Set in very peaceful surroundings and with an easy journey to the Park and Ride we would have no hesitation in recommending the Granary to other holiday makers. If we were to stay in the York area again we would certainly return to the Granary.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely wonderful property!"

    It had everything we needed, was immaculate throughout and a really comfortable stay. There was a highchair and travel cot set up as requested, the cot even had bedding which was an added bonus! The instructions for finding the property and parking up were spot on. We arrived at the property later on in the evening so the welcome treats were very much appreciated! Couldn't fault the property, really lovely stay. Just a shame we were only there for the weekend! Definitely hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay at the Granary was excellent."

    The location is great as it backs onto a woods so perfect for dog walking. The geographic location is 5 mins from the ring road around York giving easy access to all areas of North and East Yorkshire as well as the Park and Ride for visiting York. The accommodation itself is spotless and all the kitchen equipment and bedding were of excellent quality. The heating was fantastic and we were so cosy. We had a great week and cannot recommend the Granary enough. It was great. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharrow5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Granary is the perfect holiday destination Shopping on your doorstep,York christmas market a delight."

    For the men who like golf cottage right on the golf course.Cottage as everything you need ,so comfortable ,also very relaxing ,we have been a few times now but we will certainly be back.Owners are amazing people.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2023

  • "Found the cottage to be very comfortable, all we could have hoped for, nice and warm when we arrived and would certainly recommend anyone who wants a nice cottage to stay in."

    We had a minor problem as the cooker went faulty after a couple of days, but can’t thank the owners enough as it was replaced the following morning, nothing was too much trouble for them.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "We are a family of four and we had the best time at the Granary."

    It was very clean and had all the necessary facilities including a local club house where you could eat. The decor was stunning and provided a backdrop that was aesthetically pleasing. Looking out of the window viewing the birds and the bird feeder was a joy each morning! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent stay can not thank Melissa and her team enough."

    Bungalow spotless again food excellent again. Will definitely be coming back. Many Thanks again for everything. Mick & Rach

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just returned from from a week in this wonderful property."

    I cannot fault it in any way. Hol cotts are often let down by being shabby - not here! We've stayed twice now & each time it was immaculately clean, with all quality furnishings. We chose to sleep in the single beds - so comfortable & clean!! The setting is very, very peaceful with a lovely outlook onto mature trees. We sat outside watching an array of birds feeding on the bird feeder, including a regular woodpecker and squirells. There are lovely strolls to be had around the site & a lovely wood to walk in, our dog loved it here. We visited York every day - 20 min drive (outside of rush hour).Then returning to the Granary after was so comfortable with perfect peace. A wonderful property 10/10. Thank you to the owner Mellissa

    Reviewed by Judi5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well equipped, clean, spacious cottage in a lovely location."

    We all enjoyed our long weekend stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Everything you need is catered for.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage!"

    Even better than described! The photos don't do it justice, beautiful location, and onsite facilities. Everything included for a really comfortable week holiday. We had a great time and made use of the golf course and restaurant. There is a lovely woods just past the golf course too, great for walks, will have to bring our dog next time we stay! Highly recommend the cottage and the owners are wonderful! Really kind and helpful

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous accommodation, spacious, clean, well equipped, lovely location."

    Very good value for money.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2023

  • "5 star accomodation, clean, comfortable, set in tranquil grounds, with nearby woodland walks plus other activities for the people who like golf."

    The Granary is well equiped, so cosy on chilly days, if you looking for a place to relax and unwind I highly recommend, also York designer outlet close by, with park and ride to travel into York. You won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were absolutely delighted by The Granary."

    It looked good on the listing but was even better than we expected. It was a really cold night and very late when we arrived but the house was very warm and cosy and lights had been left on which shows how much the owner cares. There was even a Christmas tree and some chocolates! Frankly we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless and very comfortable its also very peaceful and not ..."

    The cottage was spotless and very comfortable its also very peaceful and not too far from York centre an ideal location the only negative I have is the there is no washing machine in the cottage but there is a wash house with washing machine and dryer but you do have to pay via meter for the use of these which these days I find bazar

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2022

  • "The Granary was very comfortable with spacious living area and bedrooms."

    A bigger fridge freezer would be useful for longer stays. We stayed 3 nights so plenty big enough for us. We were visiting family nearby but also visited Knaresborough. Peaceful location with good access to road network. Good dog walking from the cottage in nearby woods.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the property, our evenings were spent watching the bird feeder."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the welcoming cake went down very well. We couldn't recommend this property enough and would stay here again. Great location in easy reach of some must see areas. Thanks for a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0May 2022

  • "We loved our stay here, we couldn’t have ask for a nicer cottage to stay in it was very clean, comfortable & quiet in the grounds of a golf course with wooded area good for dog walks."

    With York only 10mins down the road & Whitby 1hour away this cottage was situated in a perfect location for our needs.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped and clean."

    Peaceful location alongside a golf course. We will return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0May 2022

  • "Our 2nd holiday at the Granary in 3 years, Will visit again in the future."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really comfortable stay, thank you."

    As the cottage is for 4 people it would be an improvement to have a bigger frying pan and bigger saucepan.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2022

  • "The Granary is a very high specification property set in a peaceful country golf course location."

    Close to a park and ride bus route into York it gives accessibility to the city without the hustle and bustle of city dwelling. We had a wonderful time here and there are local eateries of a high standard

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2022

  • "It’s a lovely property, nice open plan living dining and kitchen."

    Really impressed with the standard of finish and cleanliness. Great to have lots of sharp good quality knives and scissor. Lovely setting, the woods are a joy to walk around. 10mins from park and ride. We had a great weekend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely love going to the Granary,Everything you could wish for a relaxing break."

    The cottage is so well equipped and comfortable,and in a beautiful close to YORK the christmas market was fabulous.The only downside to the break is that we had to come home,we will definately be back again for our third time .

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great simple accommodation which suited our needs (family of 4) and had all we needed with kitchen equipped enough for us."

    Cake on arrival too which was nice! Heating was quirky.....electric panel heaters coming on and off when they felt like it (one bedroom set at 20deg would be fine and warm, while the other bedroom, set at 26 degrees didn't seem to want to stay on at all so room was cold). Just wish we had more time there. We will be returning. Good quiet location (while we were there) with easy access to woodland walks but also not far to go for an outlet shopping mall (with park and ride) and the city. Not sure how quiet it would be if busy with campers / golfers etc as well but very quiet while we were there.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great place, would definitely stay here again."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable Cottage and excellent hosts"

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Nov 2021

  • "The standards maintained by melissa,are truly superb."

    Reviewed by Beverley1.3Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage owners and staff very helpful great for golfing but slightly out ..."

    Lovely cottage owners and staff very helpful great for golfing but slightly out way have to drive to restaurants and shops

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2021

  • "Only one slight problem, being self catering, having brought a shop for the week, the fridge was smaller than hoped."

    Otherwise everything was good

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Aug 2021

  • "Very nice cottage with a nice welcoming cake."

    Spacious bathroom with perfect heating. The cottage was really spacious for 4. The surroundings are lovely with great walks for the dog. The only missing point was the fact there was not dishwasher, we knew but we are getting used to have this as a standard. Very friendly owner. Perfect base to visit York and it’s surroundings

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Apr 2021

  • "It would be nice to have a shoe or boot rack in hallway and mat to clean ..."

    It would be nice to have a shoe or boot rack in hallway and mat to clean footwear on to prevent bringing it inside rest of house

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very pleasant cottage in quiet location with good outlook & excellent amenities around, particularly the nearby woods for dog walking, but also well sited for touring the area."

    York Park & Ride 5mins away. Cottage is very well appointed with good quality furnishings only slight criticism was the comfort of the double bed, perhaps because I do not like beds with a footboard, being tall. Owners very helpful & obliging. All in all we had a very enjoyable stay here with daughter & son in law.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet location, nicely decorated and would recommend to our friends."

    Ideal for trips into York.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2020

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week - our 4th break here."

    Great location for York and neighbouring tourist attractions. The accommodation is excellent with everything one would normally need. Well maintained, warm and quiet. Sunday lunch in The Club bar is excellent - a must really. Hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Horace Bryan5.0Feb 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was much nicer than the pictures suggest. Clean. Warm. Comfy sofas. Comfy beds. Had all the amenities we needed. The area is lovely and quiet. Easy to park outside. The description failed to mention that the golf course clubhouse on site offers a Sunday carvery which was a pleasant surprise! There is a pub in nearby Wheldrake that serves food (5 minutes by car). The park and ride for York is just 5 minutes away too so it was perfect for York sightseeing. A great short stay, the girls loved it so much they want to go back and we most likely will in the future.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage had everything you could ask for when you book a week away celebrating our Pearl Wedding Anniversary, to relax, catch up with friends and play a game of two of golf."

    The welcoming pack was a lovely idea, as was everything else made available to us during our stay. a big thank you to Melissa and her family they all made you feel so welcome. The cottage totally exceeded our expectations, really nice furniture and fittings and lovely and warm inside as the weather for our week was dry and sunny it was still very cold outside. we spent hours watching the family of squirrels leaping from branch to branch along the trees in front of the cottage as well as all the little robins, wrens, and doves feeding from the bird stand. The pictures of the cottage do not do it justice as the views across the golf course first thing in the morning when everything is covered with the early morning mist and then late in the evening when the winter sun was setting the scene's were purely idyllic. The city of York is only a short distance away as is the designer centre and Monks cross all great places for shopping. We will definitely be returning and hope to get in a few more rounds of golf than we did.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and welcoming."

    A very peaceful setting able to listen to the wild birds singing in a morning as well as watching the squirrels jumping from tree to tree. with forest commission land alongside great for walking our dog. Ideal for visiting York and the surrounding area. For the shoppers there are plenty of retail parks. We would certainly book the Granary again.Melissa and her staff were always on hand if you needed them.A great break in York for me and my wife and dog Willow

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in this cottage."

    It is really a home from home with very nice furniture and fittings. We stayed over Christmas and the owners had decorated the house with a Christmas tree and silver sparkly reindeers! Essentials like tea and coffee etc had been left for our use. All really super. The place is very quiet and great for access to York. Park and ride is only 5/10 mins away at the Designer Centre. We would definitely stay there again. The only extra things we would have liked would be a dishwasher and a larger fridge. Otherwise really fab!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Dec 2019

  • "It was a brilliant holiday home ."

    Just a note to say the kitchen tap drips constantly. Beautiful surroundings. We were left alone . Very clean and comfortable. We would definitely hire this cottage again and thank you very much Sandra Stonehouse

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained."

    In a great setting by the golf course, the pictures didn’t really do it justice. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Very peaceful. Made to feel very welcome by hosts. Have stayed before & will always use these lovely accommodations when staying in York.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2019

  • "On entering the cottage a warm and wonderful clean smell hit you."

    The cottage has had a further upgrade which is truly superb,we love the all new white towels and linen well done melissa and team

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was really lovely, set in the peaceful grounds of Swallow Hall Golf Club."

    The property was better than expected, very clean, comfortable and spacious. A much appreciated welcome pack of milk, teabags and a very yummy chocolate cake was waiting for us. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, lovely clean cottage."

    Decor inside lovely and outside very well kept. Peaceful area and comfortable stay. Enjoyed watching the wild birds and squirrels outside in the trees as well as the golfers. Lovely gesture with the milk, tea, sugar and chocolate cake on arrival. Close to the park and ride facilities to York and a lovely pub in the nearby village that served great food. Will definitely be back and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2019

  • "Unfortunately the property wasn’t as clean as I’d like."

    Ants in the entrance porch. I bought some products and dealt with that. And lots of cobwebs in the bathroom, especially around the loft hatch. The WiFi didn’t work. Although I managed to connect to the router it kept saying no internet available. It says in the key collection to contact the owner to collect. I rang both numbers 4 times, but no answer. Other than that it was lovely. Fantastic location and beautiful views. Very easy to find and good information in the cottage booklet.

    Reviewed by Trudy3.1May 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a peaceful location handily placed for the park and ride into York."

    We were greeted with a pint of milk, a few tea bags and a chocolate cake! Sad to leave, we would return in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "I was delighted with the accommodation - it met (rather than exceeded) my expectations only because I have come to expect very high standards from Sykes."

    The accommodation was as advertised - spacious, clean, well furnished, warm and generally well equipped. The kitchen could have been better equipped in relation to cooking utensils but it in no way spoiled the holiday. The setting (in the grounds of a golf club) was wonderful and also meant that it was a very peaceful and relaxing environment. I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending it to friends.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Mar 2019

  • "Right from the start of booking the Granary everything went extremely smoothly."

    The cottage was extremely clean and welcoming.All the decor was high end and nothing spared down to welcoming pack of teabags/milk and even chocolate muffins for the 4 of us.We would certainly book the Granary or one of the 7 cottages on this beautiful golf course setting.Melissa and her staff were always on hand if you needed them.A great break in York for me and my family and dog!!!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2019

  • "My family and I (a total 4 adults) have just returned from a 4 night stay at 'The Granary' and cannot recommend it highly enough!"

    The property appeared to be brand new and was immaculately presented both inside and out. All the fixtures and fittings were all 'high end' and much better than those normally found in rental properties. All rooms were very large and there was ample storage space for our needs. The Granary is in a very quite location but is only a 10 minute drive to the centre of York and just 5 minutes to the Mcarthur Glen outlet village where you can 'Park and Ride' into York. We have no hesitation in recommending this property and will certainly try to book it next time we visit York.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2019

  • "A very nice welcome pack on arrival."

    The accommodation was warm with everything one would want. Very tasteful decor. Enjoyed excellent meal in clubhouse at Sunday lunch. Great location for York and surrounding area with Park & Ride facilities for York just a short drive away. Lovely approach, well maintained grounds and golf course. Have stayed here previously and hope to return soon. We love the situ - thank you Melissa, Jonathan and Mr ( John) and Mrs Scrutt sen. Thanks also to the staff in Clubhouse.

    Reviewed by Horace Bryan5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a brilliant week at The Granary."

    It is perfectly located for trips into York and many surrounding attractions. The cottage had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable and warm given the time of year we stayed. We would highly recommend this cottage as a place to stay and enjoy a holiday in and around York.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Nov 2018

  • "Clean well maintained cottage"

    Reviewed by Beverley4.1Nov 2018

  • "Very pleasant cottage, convenient location."

    Bedside table in the twin room would have been helpful. There was a lamp, but it sat on the window ledge, and was therefore behind the curtain at night. It would have been helpful to have a draining rack at the kitchen sink. The postcode took one to the Farm, rather than showing that the house was adjacent to the golf club - this could be clarified on the website. It would help to give the Ordnance Survey grid reference, as this is more precise. A a general comment, with USB charging being so necessary, it might be sensible to encourage cottage owners to fit sockets that have USB charging included.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very good indeed and we certainly will return."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant Bungalow / Cottage, great to visit York."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our stay at the Granary was very comfortable and the people on site were very friendly if there was anything wrong they were very quick to fix the problem."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2018

  • "The Granary, is wonderful, very clean and homely."

    We were met at the golf club, club house, by Mellisa mother in law, Chris, a jovial person who was most welcoming, a jovial lady, which really kick started our stay, from the beginning. We will definitely return to the Granary. Our two dogs really enjoyed their stay, lovely walks for them, into the forest, and near the golf course. Our thanks to Mellisa, for keeping the Granary to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lighting in bedrooms inadequate for inveterate readers in bed like all four members of our party."

    Bath/shower difficult to get in and out of for elderly and slightly disabled people - hand rails would help. And impossible to prevent spraying all over the floor when taking a shower. Hot water supply to taps in washbasin and kitchen sink poor. But these are comparatively minor quibbles - overall, comfortable, modern, clean, good facilitities and equipment, and we were given a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Mar 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful and beautiful location."

    Clubhouse on site did superb Sunday lunch. Very handy for York.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely clean it sparkled."

    ......we had a few minor problems which were instantly rectified by Jonathan the owner.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.6Oct 2016

  • "We enjoyed the Holiday including the woodland walk."

    Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Apr 2016

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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, breakfast bar and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • golf available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles. For larger parties this may be booked together with property reference: 904788 Swallow Hall.

The property

York 6 miles.

This is a modern semi-detached property situated within the grounds of Swallow Hall Golf Club, just six miles from the historic city of York.

Offering single-storey accommodation, this cottage near York is well placed for those wishing to explore the pretty nearby market towns, the gentle surrounding countryside and the many attractions York has to offer.

With an open plan living area, this cottage near York has been furnished and decorated in a contemporary style, providing a light and fresh feel, with a modern kitchen with breakfast bar and a comfortable sitting area.

Two tasteful bedrooms and a bathroom complete this cottage near York, whilst outside, the lawn and patio overlook the golf course.

Guests staying at this cottage near York can partake in a game of golf at subsidised rates.

Close by, walks can be taken on the forestry commission land, whilst a little further afield lie the gently rolling hills of the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds.

A few minutes’ drive brings you to the centre of York, with its narrow cobbled streets and Elizabethan architecture.

A must is a visit to its famous Minster and the Jorvik Viking Centre where guests are taken underground to sample life as a Viking!

Why not take a walk around the city walls, or for culture lovers, there are numerous theatres and museums?

With excellent restaurants and plenty of retail therapy, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

A well-placed cottage near York for an enjoyable break any time of the year.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 904788 and 913715, together they sleep 10.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas