Apple Store at Slingsby Heights is a detached property and dates from the 19th century. It was used to store the apples from the acre of old orchard to the south of the property. It also acted as stables during the First World War for cavalry horses from the barracks in the neighbouring village of Hovingham.
The Apple Store now provides spacious accommodation for up to four people with private courtyard and ample parking. Guests have access to two acres of land belonging to Slingsby Heights which include a large kitchen garden, old orchard and croquet lawn.
There are a wealth of restaurants and gastro pubs close at hand and, from mid-November, the village sparkles with Christmas trees.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
Two bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one en-suite shower room.
Wood burning stove.
Enclosed garden with courtyard. Whilst the courtyard is enclosed, there are often livestock grazing on the other side of the wall, dog owners are asked to keep dogs under control when outside.
One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
Minimum of a two night stay.
Electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Freeview TV, video, DVD and CD player.
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.
Garden furniture and barbecue are provided for guests to use during the spring and summer months.
Enjoy a game of croquet in the garden.
Attractions and nearby amenities
The village of Slingsby is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, less than 20 miles from the historic city of York. It has the convenience of a good village shop and an excellent village pub, The Grapes. It has tennis courts, a play park, good bridal ways and footpaths.
The picturesque market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley are only a short drive away.
The Apple Store is also ideally situated as a base for visiting the historic houses of Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Beningbrough Hall, Duncombe Park and Sledmere House.
The beautiful gardens of Scampston Hall and the R.H.S. Harlow Carr are within easy reach.
To the east we have the coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Filey.
The steam railway from Pickering travels through the stunning North York Moors to Whitby, a delightful way to visit this coastal town.
Bempton Cliffs R.S.P.B. Nature reserve, home to 250,000 sea birds is well worth a visit.
The North York Moors and East Coast are also easily accessible.
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