Garden House Low Catton, York

Tim & Sharon Stevens have been running their lovely B&B for a few years now but always had a plan to put some of their land to use; they rolled up their sleeves (again!) and have created a stunning walled garden at the bottom of which is a converted shed. Well, I say shed. This is some shed. With a white clapboard exterior and slate roof it's got a calm, New England vibe; inside, a chic, open plan living room/kitchen/dining area with soaring beamed ceiling and French windows leading out to a flagged patio (complete with pleasingly vintage table and chairs) and onwards to the garden. How have they managed to make it look as though it's been there for years? 

The Maine motif carries through to the airy double bedroom with its white wood headboard and blonde floor; snowy white linen is Egyptian cotton and the soft, smudgey neutral palette echoes the sense of calm and space. The thoroughly modern bathroom demands time spent in it. 

To start you off there's a welcome hamper bursting with goodies (proper coffee, local bacon, their own eggs and apple juice and of course one of Sharon's famous cakes) and in the village a good farm shop for topping up. 

It's clear that Tim & Sharon love what they do; it shines through, and your stay will be peaceful, interesting and completely restorative. Guaranteed! 

How Much:        500 per week (3 nights 225)

Kid's Stuff:       No - this is a kid-free treat! 

Well Placed:     It's a ten minute drive to the Park & Ride to York; a much better idea than trying to find an (expensive) space in the City. You're in soft, rolling countryside here, and Tim & Sharon can suggest any number of walks - or there are bikes to borrow (and it's lovely flat terrain!)  

Good Grub:       The Gold Cup pub in the village is a proper local with good beer and food. The Vincent Arms in Sutton on Derwent serves great food and it's a short hop. And of course there are a million options in York, including a couple of our favourites Le Langhe and Ambiente

Garden House

Corner Farm, Main Street, Low Catton, York, YO41 1AE 

Tel 01759 373911

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Type: Self-Catering

Part of Stay York

Review by Mandy, 1 April 2015

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