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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Karen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

The Garden Shed is situated at The Old Forge, Sand Hutton, just outside the historic city of York. Set in more than an acre of gardens, it's the perfect rural retreat, yet within easy reach of tourist attractions, shops and restaurants.


Indoor fireplace
Hot water



87 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Sparkling clean
Quick responses
Natalie User Profile
November 2019
Not only is the garden shed a perfect little cozy getaway, Karen’s hospitality is second to none. We were all welcomed with treats (pups too) and just felt at home from the start. You have a small little fenced in area, perfect for letting your dogs go potty, but then the rest of…
Laura User Profile
October 2019
Comfortable and quiet place to stay. You are able to wander around the garden and it’s amazing, way better than the photos suggest.
Wyn User Profile
October 2019
Thoughtfully equipped in a good location for York & Castle Howard. A caring attentive host.
Claire User Profile
October 2019
The host canceled this reservation 46 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Thomas User Profile
October 2019
My wife and I had a fantastic weekend staying in the Garden Shed. It's a lovely cost space to chill in the evening with the fire roaring and a nice glass of red. Karen was a brilliant host everything was provided for us (even a cake on arrival!) and she responded to any questions…
Shannon User Profile
October 2019
We loved our stay at Karen’s cottage! She was so welcoming, giving us a tour, letting us feed the chickens by hand, fresh eggs for our breakfast, delicious local apple juice, and we loved the fires each night. This was our favorite stay in our ten days in the U.K. Thank you…
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Wow that is awesome! Those wellies have been renamed “rubber boots for guests”. Happy memorial meeting you guys
October 2019
Suzanne User Profile
September 2019
Beautiful, peaceful location, perfect for visiting York and a welcome alternative to staying in the City. It’s a wonderful place to stay for kids with use of the garden and all it’s interesting places to explore and play in. Being able to have an outdoor fire and indoor log…

Hosted by Karen

Sand Hutton, United KingdomJoined in May 2015
Karen User Profile
87 Reviews
Karen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • Pets are allowed