Ten Holiday Cottages Questions

Your most  frequently asked questions about our holiday cottages

 Things you might want to know before you book.

On this page we answer some of your most  frequent questions about our holiday cottages.

We’re sure that our website is sufficiently detailed to answer all your questions, but we know you are busy  and sometimes can’t find time to search for information. We are happy to speak to you over the phone or via e-mail if you have any unanswered queries.

John, Angela and James in Garden Cottage

John, Angela and James in Garden Cottage

  1. Are you an independent organisation?   We are a long-established  family business and have been offering holidays on our farm for over 40 years.  Our holiday business has grown over the years and we now have have seven holiday cottages at Field House and five  holiday cottages at High Barn. John and Angela live on-site and James is never far away. If you have a problem whilst you are staying with us at the coast we are here to help you.  We also look after three luxury apartments in York city centre.
  2. Do your cottages have ground floor bedrooms, living areas and bathrooms?  Yes, in the following cottages at Field House The Roost ( all ground floor,) The Turnip House ( all ground floor,) The Garden Cottage (all living accommodation and one of the ensuite bedrooms is on the ground floor,) The Byre (one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, as is the shower room and living area,) Ostler’s Corner ( all living accommodation and two ensuite bedrooms are on the ground floor.) Yes, both The Cake House and The Spinney at High Barn provide full ground floor accommodation.
  3. Do you accept dogs?  We have three cottages at Field House where your dog is welcome. They are Hind’s Cottage ( sleeps 5,) The Byre(sleeps 4,) and The Turnip House(sleeps 2. )  The remaining  four cottages at Field House are totally dog-free. All our cottages at High Barn and our apartments in York are strictly dog free.  All guests bringing a family pet must adhere to our Code of Conduct for dogs.
  4. What are your facilities for EV charging?   We have 3 EV charging points at Field House and 1 EV  charging point at High Barn. We operate an upfront charge on booking and then operate an honesty policy for additional payment according to use. All guests are required to monitor their usage whilst staying.  We also ask guest to remember the charging points are shared between 12 cottages. We are unable to provide EV charging in York.
  5.  Is there a pub in walking distance?  At our coastal properties we live roughly a mile equidistant between Bempton and Sewerby, both villages having pubs with catering.  There is a nearer pub, The Martonian  about 10 minutes walk along our road and this too is a popular venue.  Guests seeking a farm shop and cafe  have only to drive to the end of our road to Marton Manor.
  6. Do you have safe, lockable cycle storage? At High Barn we have  a secure pod with coded entry  and plenty of storage racks/space., with power to charge your E-bike.  At Field House the bikes can be locked in one of our tractor sheds, just adjacent to the cottages. Both sites are covered by CCTV.

    Heritage Escapes at High Barn safe storage pod

    Cycle storage at High Barn Cottages for up to 6 bikes

  7. What about parking? We have ample parking close to your cottage. Generally our visitors bring one car, but we can accommodate two. All parking is off-road at both sites.
  8. What is included in the price? Pretty much everything you will need is included. All heating, linen and towels, all household necessities like loo roll, kitchen roll, foil, cling film, washing up liquid, wash powder, dishwasher tablets, logs for your log-burner, toiletries. We do make a small charge per night if you bring your dog as well as any electricity used for E.V. charging.
  9. Is there plenty of space? You will be surrounded by our fields, away from the noise of traffic and up close to nature.  We have a children’s playground at Field House, a football net, a wildlife pond with seating and grassy space and table tennis inside a barn. The countryside is on your doorstep.
  10. Do you offer short breaks?  Our usual pattern of letting is three, four, seven, ten or fourteen nights. In low season- November to early March- we can offer two nights in most cottages.