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Welcome to Acorn Barn, a gorgeous 4-bedroom luxury holiday home just over 20 minutes from central York. Perfect for families with its spacious contemporary interiors and bags of outdoor space, this stunning property offers you the best of both worlds - rolling green Yorkshire countryside and village living with all the delights of cosmopolitan York within easy reach.
Subject to a recent and outstanding renovation, this handsome red brick farmhouse has been completely transformed into a large and luxurious family holiday home. No expense has been spared with the refurbishment, something which is evident from the moment you walk through the door.
The house has a quirky appealing layout with 2 stair-cases leading up from both sides of the house to upstairs. Downstairs you'll find a stunning large living room complete with original flagstone floors, elegant sofas and a cosy wood-burner set under an enormous Inglenook fireplace. There's a TV in here with a full SKY package (Cinema, Sports etc) if you fancy catching a family movie and Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the house.
The family kitchen is a beautiful spacious room with high ceilings, oak flooring, solid walnut worktops, a SMART TV and a warm rangemaster oven at its heart. There's also a kitchen island with eye-catching tractor-seat bar stools, the perfect place to perch with a glass of bubbly before dinner. The elegant cashmere coloured units are well stocked with glassware and crockery along with all the kitchen equipment you need to rustle up a hearty family meal. A washing machine and fridge-freezer is provided too.
Opposite the kitchen you'll find the generous dining room, a tranquil room boasting period wood panelling painted in contemporary grey. A farmhouse table sits in the middle, ready and waiting for those rowdy family breakfasts or candlelit evening meals.
Downstairs is also home to a handy family shower room featuring a large walk-in shower and WC.
All of the bedrooms in Acorn Barn have their own personality and are set upstairs accessed via 2 staircases. All of the beds are dressed in the finest cotton bed linen and have mattress toppers included for extra comfort. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are set at the front of the house and are found up the stairs from the entrance hall. The first bedroom has a lovely king size bed and access to private WC facilities. The second bedroom comes complete with a double bed and an en suite shower room.
Bedrooms 3 and 4 can be found from the stairs leading up from the living room. Bedroom 3 is a very charming twin room with cast iron single beds and a wow-factor free-standing bath. The 4th and final bedroom has another double bed and again en suite WC facilities. So plenty of bathroom and toilet facilities for everyone.
Outside you'll find a pretty graveled courtyard to the rear, a nice sheltered spot for lunch al fresco, and to the front a large lawned area just perfect for kids to run around on. There is lockable storage for bikes if required and plenty of off road parking for cars.
This property requires a payment of a £200 security deposit.
Acorn Barn is set in the hamlet of Laytham, a sleepy little place less around 20 minutes from Central York. You have the best of both worlds here, the delightful small village atmosphere of old Yorkshire twinned with the vibrant city of York. You can drive into the city easily from here, or choose to hop on the train at nearby Howden Station just 10 minutes away. There are several local pubs within easy reach including and the busy market town of Pocklington is just 10 minutes' drive - you'll find lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants to explore here. There's also a Golf Club & Spa within 10 minutes drive.
Of course the main attraction is York itself...
The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best visitor destinations in England. But don't just take our word for it. Voted 'Best UK City' by the Telegraph's travel section in 2008, York is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. Make your way around its medieval cobbled streets and discover its many shops, cafes and restaurants. Lunch at The Star Inn the City down by the river is a must. There's also plenty for kids to do in York, from the York Dungeons to Chocolate making, there's something new to do every day.
Laytham is an ideal base from which to explore The Yorkshire Wolds. Still a relatively quiet location in terms of tourism, the Yorkshire Wolds are a range of beautiful low rolling hills rising from the river Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head, peppered with countless pretty villages and towns. A favourite with David Hockney, it inspired many of his greatest works including 'Bigger Trees Near Warter in 2007' - his largest ever work.
The gentle nature of the countryside here makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling.
The Wolds are home to many historical homes and religious sites, as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens. Nearby you have the family attractions of York Maze and Yorkshire Air Museum to discover too. The Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast are also all within easy driving distance from here and make for a great day trip.
You are also well-placed to discover the stunning North York Moors, this dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks you'll find gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus.