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Model Farm Stable

York (3.4mls NW), North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish barn conversion in the heart of a peaceful village on the outskirts of York
  • Explore the city of York, which is easily accessible by either bus or train
  • A perfect base to explore the spa town of Harrogate, the Yorkshire coast  and the beautiful surrounding countryside
Property code: 88184

This newly converted farm building is situated on the edge of York, an ideal retreat for a city break, a walking holiday, or a day at the races.

This stylish barn conversion is in the heart of a beautiful village on the outskirts of York. Spacious, sociable interiors and fantastic transport links to the cathedral city make it an ideal choice for a small family or group of friends… and one canine companion can come too.

Unwind in a wonderfully welcoming Yorkshire village where the countryside credentials are cemented by a maypole on the green, a choice of friendly local pubs and a mini-supermarket that will supply all your self-catering needs. Enjoy riverside walks from your doorstep, hop on the bus or train to explore one of England's most historic cities, or drive further afield and you can discover the delights of the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales – a holiday here can be as busy or laid-back as you’d like.

Original beams, lovingly chosen furnishings and all the easy-living essentials make this former barn a home-from-home that’s memorable for all the right reasons. One of a small cluster of expertly restored buildings, the property is light and airy, thanks in part to the two entrance doors that lead to both its kitchen and lounge.

In the first, you’ll find all the contemporary must-haves including an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and full-size dishwasher. Enjoy coffee and cereal at the breakfast bar or take your home-cooked evening meal into the adjacent dining area where you can eat and enjoy good conversation in a more formal setting. The lounge has lovely terrace garden views, comfortable seating and a Smart TV so you can keep up with your viewing favourites.

And when it’s time to retire, a staircase leads up to two large bedrooms, each with original beams and a calming ambience. One has a double bed, the other has twin zip-and-link beds – for ultimate flexibility, this can be made up as a super-king-size on request – and each has easy access to the modern shower room.

Doors from both the kitchen and lounge open onto a small terrace with garden furniture – enjoy food and drinks as you soak up the sunshine and sounds of the countryside!

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 shower room - large walk-in shower
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave
  • Smart TV with Sky package including films and sports
  • Air-source heating system with underfloor heating throughout
  • Travel cot available on request (cot sheets not provided)
  • Small enclosed terrace with garden furniture
  • Secure off-road parking
  • Village shop and pubs (advance booking recommended) short walk away
  • Bus and train station within walking distance and Poppleton Park & Ride nearby
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Excellent public transport links mean you can explore York car-free – regular bus and train services run from the village into the walled city, that’s one of England’s best year-round locations. History seeps out of every cobbled street and it’s easy to reach all the top sites on foot; alongside the fashionable designer shops, restaurants and bars, your York bucket list is sure to include the Minster, The Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre, the Railway Museum and Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms. For a peaceful city experience, take a stroll around one of the city’s parks and gardens. Dean's Park is next to the Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens is next to the River Ouse and there’s also Rowntree Park with its children's playground, tennis courts and bowling green.

If you’re happy to get behind the wheel there’s much to explore further afield in England’s largest county. The smaller cathedral city of Ripon is 23 miles north-west; alternatively, head 20 miles north-east to Malton, a town of makers and markets that’s known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital. The grand Victorian spa town of Harrogate – 18.5 miles west – effortlessly combines traditional elegance with contemporary style and is best known for its antiques and fine art. If old paintings and furniture aren’t your bag, however, there are a host of other reasons to visit, including high fashion outlets and enough fine eateries to keep you fuelled for weeks.

On the edge of the North York Moors, the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside (26 miles) has much to offer, including a weekly market. Beyond is a landscape like no other, a place of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. At the heart of the national park, the famous Blakey Ridge affords some of the best views in the country.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bob 10th May 2024

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Excellent property, easy access to York by bus or train and location gives convenient access road to the Moors or Dales.

Reviewed by Carolyn 7th May 2024

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An excellent cottage in a great location.Very helpful and pleasant owner .

Reviewed by Frank 12th April 2024

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A bit more instructions with regards to heating and kitchen equipment usage, apart from that everything about the cottage and the owner was most satisfactory. Really enjoyed staying in this village,and settling into country style life. Easy access to York and Harrogate by train or bus, nice drives to Moors and Whitby,also Shipton and Ripon within eRead moreasy distance. Would recommend this cottage stay if visiting Yorkshire. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 9th February 2024

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The Stable is really comfortable and well equipped and its situation is perfect for accessing local amenities and sightseeing.

Reviewed by Tony 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Gemma 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by andrew 17th December 2023

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This is a fantastic property and is located in a lovely village that has excellent train and bus connections to places such as York and Harrogate.

Reviewed by Wanda 26th November 2023

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The underfloor heating is very comfortable. A really lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Suzanne 13th November 2023

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A lovely property and very welcoming hosts. In a perfect location for ditching the car for a while and exlporing York =, Leeds and Harrogate by train. Pubs in the village are welcoming too.

Reviewed by Bryant 27th October 2023

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Wonderful dog friendly week away in a dream of a cottage. A perfect holiday with my partner and the dog. Very near a park and ride into York city centre - well worth it over driving in and trying to find parking.

Reviewed by Lisa 22nd October 2023

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The Model Farm Stable is perfectly situated for a holiday to York. The stable is very cozy, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen well stocked to prepare meals. There was a good selection of games and books to choose from which we thought a nice touch. We were able to catch the train to York station and from there it is an easy walk to the MinsRead moreter and other city sites. The stable is also in a good location for day trips to Whitby and Scarborough. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 14th October 2023

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Absolutely lovely barn conversion in a fantastic location. Loved it.

Reviewed by Caroline 7th October 2023

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This is a wonderful holiday home. Having stayed in the area many times over 20 years this is the best location we have ever found. Minutes from a train station that goes direct to York and many surrounding areas. Also on a bus route to York. Harrogate, Leeds, Whitby and more are within an hrs drive. The village offers many amenities including a numRead moreber of excellent country pubs. The house itself is well kitted out, scrupulously clean and a real home from home. Its a real 10/10 property. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Alex 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Deirdre 25th August 2023

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We absolutely loved our stay, Robin was very friendly and accommodating, loved the village and the pubs we ate in, The white Hourse and The Lord Collingwood, The Model Farm Stable was top notch, had all the mod cons and would stay there in a heartbeat

Reviewed by Eryl 11th August 2023

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We spent a very comfortable week at Model Farm Stable. It was just right for us - easy access to York (5-10 min walk to Poppleton station, 7 minute journey to the city centre) and all it has to offer, in addition to being set in a lovely, quiet village with excellent options for eating, such as Poppleton Social and The White Horse (amazing roasts!)Read more, pretty much on the doorstep. Robin Garland was a superb host; most welcoming and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Glen 14th July 2023

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This is a very spacious, comfortable, quiet, well equipped cottage. Kitchen is lovely, wifi worked well, as did the Smart TV. A washing machine is available in a separate building closeby. Good parking and right near a bus stop that takes you into York centre in about 20 mins and they run every half hour. There is a convenience store and 2 pubs witRead morehin a few steps. It provided a great base for visiting other places in Yorkshire including Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Harrogate and Fountains Abbey. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 7th July 2023

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The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable, and in a perfect location. The local pubs offer very good food, and the stop for the bus into York is very close to hand, with the train station not too far away either. Visiting other towns in the local area by car can be done so with ease. The hosts were warm and friendly.

Reviewed by Gail 9th June 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyable stay, cottage is very well equipped, good off-road parking. Three good pubs and shop plus train station within easy walking distance. Good location for York, Harrogate and North York moors and coast. Very friendly and helpful host

Reviewed by Catherine 2nd June 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful village. Very well equipped and so central for visiting York and the surrounding areas. The bus stop is across the road from the cottage and the rail station is a short walk away. We used three of the local pubs for our evening meal during our stay and couldn't find fault with any of them. Would definitely Read moreuse this accommodation again. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 22nd May 2023

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A beautiful house. Excellent location for travel into York. Mr Garland was very helpful and welcoming.

Reviewed by Warren 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by James 28th April 2023

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Beautiful building in a beautiful location. Extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped. This was our second stay at Model Farm. We were welcomed back by Mr Garland on arrival. A great location for visiting the surrounding areas, ie York, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Malton, Whitby. Poppleton also has a train station which is only a few minutes walRead morek away which is a great service. We would highly recommend Model Farm Stable. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 14th April 2023

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Clean, comfortable and peaceful.

Reviewed by David 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Arlene 24th March 2023

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This accommodation is a gem. Beautiful and newly refurbished listed property with lovely well equipped sociable kitchen.. Very comfortable beds and really clean in a peaceful village but with quick access to York by train. Host was very welcoming and gave us tips on local amenities and 2 places to eat literally a minute walk away. We had one dog wiRead moreth us and the patio is secure with dog walks on the door step. We will definitely return and have recommended it to family already. Hide

Reviewed by David 22nd March 2023

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Reviewed by David 22nd February 2023

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Reviewed by Lynsey 30th December 2022

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Super comfortable with welcoming owners on site and who couldn't be more obliging. Lovely village setting but still close to all York can offer. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd December 2022

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Superb cottage - very spacious, comfortable and well appointed in a perfect village location. A very warm and welcoming reception from the owner who is close at hand should anything arise.

Reviewed by Angela 9th December 2022

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Beautiful barn conversion, very clean and warm (it was below zero outside during our stay, but was lovely and cosy inside). The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Location is great, with two pubs and a shop within easy walking distance. The public transport is excellent too, with frequent buses to York and a train station close by (on NortRead morehern Railway route from York to Leeds, so perfect for visiting Knaresborough and Harrogate). Will definitely stay here again Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 20th November 2022

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A beautifully restored stable that was very comfortable for our family of 3. The location is superb as the bus stop to York is on the village green just outside the property or the train station is about a 10 minute walk. There is a little Co-op and two pubs a couple of minutes walk away. There is so much to do and see in York we will definitely beRead more back Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 4th November 2022

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The cottage was very clean, newly refurbished and in a great location. The village itself is very nice and only 15 minutes in the car or one stop on the train to the centre of York. The station is 5 minutes walk from the cottage.

Reviewed by Gemma 15th October 2022

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This house has been beautifully renovated & was a fantastic holiday home. The location is perfect near the gorgeous village green, shops, pub / restaurant and train station. The house is perfectly stocked with everything youd need for cooking at home & for having a very enjoyable stay. Very convenient to have parking too. We stayed here with our yoRead moreung family for 1 week & I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the York area. Well definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 13th September 2022

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An interesting modern conversion of old farm buildings, well situated to access the York ring road for days out by car. Spacious both inside and out with local facilities on the doorstep and a retail park just minutes away. Bus and train to York within walking distance. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Georgina 5th September 2022

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Reviewed by Julian 2nd September 2022

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Lovely stay. Very warm welcome on arrival. Clean and spacious modern facilities. Plenty of off road parking. Bus and train station within walking distance, (Journey to York 10 minutes). 2 pubs nearby both serving food.

Reviewed by Neil 26th August 2022

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Great holiday and highly recommended.

Reviewed by Neil 13th August 2022

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We had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to return. Outstanding property, modern facilities, clean, and above all, a sincere warm welcome from the owners Robin and Anne who were an absolute delight. The property is perfectly located for all local amenities, and just a short trip into York. This holiday was perfect for out family of four and, Read moreas mentioned we are already looking at dates to return. Thank you for such an incredible stay from start to finish - wouldn't change a thing ! Hide

Reviewed by Abby 8th July 2022

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Lovely cottage on the outskirts of York. Close to local pubs/dining and within easy reach to York and surrounding areas. We found the property well appointed and the interaction with the host was great!

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