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Fabulous open plan living space perfect for getting together
A modern open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lovely country kitchen
Four-poster king-size bed with free standing bath and countryside views
Pretty ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
King-size bedroom with a splash of colour
Luxury features throughout this lovely property
A clever mix of traditional and contemporary charm
Prepare family favourites
Take some time out
Sink into the comfy sofas after along day of adventures
Shared games room equipped with football table, pool table and table tennis
Show your competitive streak in the shared games room
Loca children's play area will keep the kids entertained
1 / 14  Fabulous open plan living space perfect for getting together
2 / 14  A modern open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 14  Lovely country kitchen
4 / 14  Four-poster king-size bed with free standing bath and countryside views
5 / 14  Pretty ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
6 / 14  King-size bedroom with a splash of colour
7 / 14  Luxury features throughout this lovely property
8 / 14  A clever mix of traditional and contemporary charm
9 / 14  Prepare family favourites
10 / 14  Take some time out
11 / 14  Sink into the comfy sofas after along day of adventures
12 / 14  Shared games room equipped with football table, pool table and table tennis
13 / 14  Show your competitive streak in the shared games room
14 / 14  Loca children's play area will keep the kids entertained

Ruby's Retreat

York (10.5mls E), East Riding
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 5-star converted Hay Barn sleeping 6
  • Located in the pretty village of Fangfoss ideal for exploring York and the Yorkshire Coast
  • Can be hired alongside sister cottage 'Ethel’s Escape' to accommodate larger parties of up to 12 guests
  • Exceptional attention to detail and lovely handcrafted features
  • Games room with snooker table, air hockey, table football, and table tennis, perfect for teenagers
  • Bikes available to borrow

 

Property code: 37258

Stunning five-star converted  barn sleeping six guests, located in the lovely village of Fangfoss in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, situated just eleven miles from the historic city of York.

Situated in the picturesque village of Fangfoss in the Yorkshire Wolds, this stunning converted hay-barn is a great property for friends or families who want to explore the attractive rural surroundings and the many delightful towns and villages nearby. The village pub and a play area are only a few hundred metres away, so kids and adults alike will be pleased with the property’s location. The village of Fangfoss is only a small community, but every September they play host to Fangfest, celebrating local craftspeople and their traditional crafts. Yorkshire is well-known for its National Parks, but The Wolds should not be overlooked as they are just as beautiful and definitely worth exploring. The chalk landscapes, dry valleys, varied wildlife and bustling market towns mean there is plenty on offer for everyone and The Yorkshire Wolds Way is part of the National Trail network. The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 10 miles away and offers yet more walking and cycling opportunities. 12 miles away is the ancient, walled city of York, which has lots of attractions for guests of all ages. Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast (37 miles) is further afield but is worth the drive for a little taste of the rugged Yorkshire coast. Please note: If you are part of a big group, you can rent this property alongside Ethel’s Escape to sleep 12 guests in total.

One of five lovingly renovated farm buildings, this cottage’s original features and bespoke woodwork add charm and character throughout. The country-cottage style is welcoming and relaxing, whilst the odd touch of luxury allows you to make the most of your time away.

The large open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is light and airy due to the large windows allowing light to flood in. The kitchen is attractive and well-equipped, allowing you to cater for your guests’ needs, whilst the unique dining table provides plenty of seating. Comfy seating in the lounge provides somewhere to relax at the end of the day and warm up in front of the wood burner.

The first of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor; it is a bright, elegant room with TV/DVD player and an en-suite shower room. Upstairs, there are two more spacious, king-size rooms, both with the luxury of freestanding baths in the main bedroom area and en-suite shower rooms.

Through the stable door in the kitchen, there is a private, courtyard garden with dining furniture. There is also a shared indoor barn which is set up as a games room with snooker, air hockey, table football and table tennis. Bikes are available to hire directly from the owner.

  • 3 king-size bedrooms, 2 with free-standing baths
  • 3 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD in the lounge and each of the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • Bikes available for guests’ use
  • Shared games room
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 2 miles
  • Due to current circumstances, unfortunately the games room will not be available.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York (12 miles) is one of the best short break destinations in England and is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2,000 years, but that's not to say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent population and its influx of tourist pounds has helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the city walls. Middle Ages' town planning means it can take quite some time to get your bearings but finding your way around the labyrinth of warped streets is part of the fun. Make sure you take in York Minster, The Shambles, the Railway Museum and Bettys tea room whilst you're there.

If you are looking for outside space in which to relax, you have the choice of a number of parks and gardens, including Dean's Park next to the Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens and next to the River Ouse, and slightly further afield, Rowntree Park with its children's playground, tennis courts and bowling green.

And what's more, it really is a year-round location. Summer days can be spent lounging in one of the gorgeous parks and in the autumn, York comes alive with shop windows sparkling in the dusky light. Its central location also makes a great base from which to explore the rest of glorious Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Yorkshire coastline all within easy reach for beautiful walks and adventurous days out.

If walking or cycling is your thing, there are lots of beautiful paths and routes in the area. If you fancy serious hiking, the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best trails in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge (35 miles) and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

Head 14.5 miles north to find Malton, another gorgeous market town offering lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to indulge in, or the charming market town of Beverley with its winding streets and stunning Minster is a great option at 12.5 miles away. The beautiful market town of Helmsley (29 miles) is well worth a visit and is considered a haven for foodies.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise 28th December 2019

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Very clean and warm cottage.bedrooms spacious all ensuite 2 of which have a lovely free standing bath. Owners very helpful if needed anything. Games room on site which is great for kids. Lovely park a short walk away. Pub within walking distance with great food. York is a 30min drive away and nearest supermarket is 9mins away. Very central locationRead more. Had a really enjoyable stay. Also owner left a little welcome treat on arrival. Cakes wine and milk. Lovely. Woukd love to go back. Hide

Reviewed by JAYNE 1st November 2019

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What can I say Rubys Retreat was absolutely outstanding.A pure luxury treat for us all think it deserves 6 ****** very much highly recommended.

Reviewed by Robert 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Candice 30th August 2019

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The cottage is very lovely, it is comfortable and the hosts are really helpful. There are some good family things to do and its pretty peaceful (but we were the only ones there!) We were left wine and cakes which was a nice touch. I wouldnt advise it for people who want to stay up late and some who go to bed early as the noise carries a lot, but weRead more would stay here again. Its very nicely put together and has lots of nice little touches in the upstairs rooms. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 9th August 2019

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Spacious, well equipped and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Friendly owners could not do enough to help, and provided some welcome goods on arrival, which were very much appreciated!

Reviewed by Kevin 12th July 2019

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Lovely well equipped , comfortable cottage in an idyllic location. The environment is safe and family friendly and the hosts could not be more welcoming or helpful.

Reviewed by Steve 5th July 2019

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Ruby's Retreat is a fantastic cottage, finished to a high standard but with a great homely feel, ideally suited for our group. The owners made us feel really welcome on arrival and gave great local information. Fangfoss is a lovely location with plenty to do in the area.

Reviewed by Hannah 7th December 2018

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Perfect cottage for the stay we wanted. Very cosy! Loved the free standing bath tubs in two of the bedrooms. Beds very comfy, actually the best 2 nights sleep I've had in a long time! Would definitely book again. We got the bus into York for the Christmas market then a mini bus taxi back which cost approx 40, and split the cost between the 6 of us Read morewhich worked out well. Bus stop a 2 minute walk away from the cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay. X Hide

Reviewed by Aimee 1st November 2018

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Fantastic mini family getaway in a cute little village. We made use of the games room and went to the local village bonfire which was ace. Its a little drive into York but made easier with the park and ride service. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Margaret 7th September 2018

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The cottage was very well appointed, with lots of equipment provided. It was also very attractive, with lots of quirky features. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. It would be helpful if the foliage was clipped back slightly in the garden, near the games room and round the car park barn.

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Fabulous open plan living space perfect for getting together
A modern open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lovely country kitchen
Four-poster king-size bed with free standing bath and countryside views
Pretty ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
King-size bedroom with a splash of colour
Luxury features throughout this lovely property
A clever mix of traditional and contemporary charm
Prepare family favourites
Take some time out
Sink into the comfy sofas after along day of adventures
Show 2 moreShared games room equipped with football table, pool table and table tennis

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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