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Mackinder Farms - Quail Lodge

Brayton, Selby, Yorkshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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Relax in the private hot tub at this single-storey lodge, nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, shower seat (on request) and toilet.

Air source underfloor central heating included. 2 travel cots and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed decking with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub (private). Wheelchair access.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site). 5-acre landscaped grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole, the grounds border a canal and there is a £200 security deposit for any non-family or couples bookings.

Peacefully located amidst arable farmland lies Mackinder Farms; a collection of cottages and contrasting eco-friendly lodges. The holiday cottages (W42586, W42941, W42942), lovingly converted from 18th-century farm buildings, have been carefully renovated retaining many original features including beams and roof trusses and exposed brick and stone work. Each cottage has been tastefully furnished to a good standard and offer excellent facilities. There are private gardens and care has been taken to ensure guests enjoy their privacy.

The superb Nordic pine log cabins (W43008, W43009, W43170, W43171, W44304 and UKC2565) offer eco-friendly holiday accommodation with grass roofs and renewable, underfloor heating. Each lodge enjoys a private hot tub including hot tub towels, and are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the tranquillity of the surroundings. There are separate garden areas and great care has been taken to ensure guests enjoy privacy.
Selby Canal is nearby where fishing is available, whilst Selby Golf Club is just a short walk and visitors receive a warm welcome on the course and in the clubhouse. Set between Brayton and Gateforth, the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists with the Selby Horseshoe and Selby and York Cycle path running close by. An abundance of wildflowers, birds and butterflies can be enjoyed in the nature reserves at Barlow Common, Skipwith and Derwent Valley. RSPB experts run guided walks around Fairburn Ings, 10 miles, and events including family fun days are organised throughout the year.
Medieval York is just 17 miles away, with easy access to the city from the designer outlet park and ride, 15 miles. Hull with its futuristic aquarium, Leeds and the Royal Armouries and the elegant spa town of Harrogate are all within an hour’s drive. The coastal resorts of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Properties W42941 and W42942 have an interconnecting door and can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 47 guests.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Bath/Shower Seat
    Bath/Shower Seat
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2018
    Another fantastic break here, can’t wait to return next year. Love the cleanliness & peaceful location. Hot tub is amazing. Gorgeous warm lodge for a quiet break away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lodge was immaculately clean and had everything we could have needed and more!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2018
    Absolutely fabulous, we all thoroughly enjoyed every second. James thought of everything. Will definately be going back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    This has gotta be one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Very Homely, Comfortable and Welcoming. Although there was a few minor issues, it was clean and tidy, well stocked and very comfortable. The Cottage was not too hard to find, once you go up the track its signposted, although it is a bit uneven, its not as bad as some. There is more than enough parking. The living area is comfy with two leather sofas and a chair, as well as a large footstool, TV with quite good free view signal and DVD player, There is also a good stock of books on the bookshelf, a few games (We left one ourselves as my son wasn't interested in it). They also supply a good amount of leaflets for surrounding places which came in handy. I would definably recommend The Eureka National Children's Museum and Yorkshire Lavender. Both were great. We also visited York Army Museum and as many places provide a yearly pass, this one doesn't ask for name etc, so we left it in the guide book for next person to benefit from if suitable. The wifi signal as some have previously mentioned is non existent, which frankly was a relief as it meant my son interacted more. I believe the owner is currently working on improvement. The phone signal on EE was also rubbish. The manager was around when we turned up and was very helpful, friendly and welcoming, also when we left too. The dining table is large enough to accommodate more than 6 if you squeeze a few in on the bench, and it was the hub of most of our evenings once we came in from the hot tub. As for the Hot Tub, it was the cleanest I have known and was checked every day. It probably isn't large enough for four people, as there were three of us and one was only 5 it felt quite crowded, our son loved it and so did we, it was always well maintained for both temperature and cleanliness and there was a stack of hot tub towels available. The shower in the main bathroom was lovely and hot, again very clean, toilets were clean and there was two of them so it was bliss not hearing dad and son argue over who was first on a morning. Again more than enough towels were provided, there were some on each bed and more. All the beds were made up on arrival and the bedrooms were all comfortable, including the bunk bed room which i ended up sleeping in occasionally due to our son been in a strange place, it still had the feel of been in a luxury hotel, very soft, lots of pillows, honestly the sleeps I have had on this holiday have been the best I've had in a long time. There is more than enough storage space for clothes, although could do with a plug socket in the smallest bedroom as our son was really the only one with devices that needed charging and he had to bring them out into the living room just outside the door to do so. (There was some kind of socket but it had what looked like a timer in it, at the foot of the bunk beds, behind a chair, so we didn't want to disturb it in case it was important. The bathroom lights are on motion sensors which was ideal, although we never worked out where the sensor was for the smallest toilet light as the light came on when you went within 6 feet of the door before you opened it. The kitchen was very well stocked, more than enough plates, cups, bowls and cutlery and an abundance of glassware, the oven does take a very long time to heat up and this was quite frustrating at times as things took so long to cook, but it was a plus having a freezer. It would have been a bit better if we could open all drawers and if it had been clean, I believe it wasn't intentionally left dirty as it was the top drawer which wouldn't open very well due to how close it was to the kitchen cupboard next to it, and it was this drawer which was dirty, there was also some ice cubes with floaters in which looked like they had been left a while, although again in the top drawer, maybe the owner should reconsider the position of the freezer or try removing the drawers and using the open space as shelves instead. I must admit though it was still a lot better to have a freezer instead of just your normal ice box in the top of a fridge. The fridge itself was clean and we were left a welcome pack of a bottle of wine and some milk (Milk in glass bottles may I add, which we don't see much any more were we are). The dishwasher again was great after I gave it a good clean out, but at first it left white marks on everything and sort of a powdery residue, we found the cause to be a thick gunge of leftover food in the filter, once cleaned out it was fine. The patio is pretty secluded and the nearby cabins are all hidden well behind hedges, although you could hear a little noise when they were in their hot tub, nothing that affected our comfort. There was also a great open space for our son to play on and the eco roofs of the cabin attract a large number of wildlife, one of the best been swallows who swoop and fly around while your in the hot tub or sat out on the patio, in fact we discovered they had a nest of young under the eves of the house just nearby the hot tub and at first were a little anxious we would disturb them, but they didn't seem at all bothered about us been there. In fact they provided us with an amazing experience of watching the babies start to fly, without even taking into consideration that two adults and a five year old were sat watching them. Re: Accessibility I use a wheelchair a lot of the time although can walk very short distances, and the cabin was more than suitable for this and the best plug socket to charge electric chairs in was the one by the hat stand just before you enter the kitchen, it also provides a nice space to park it if not in use by moving the hat stand over to the corner behind the table. The pathway leading up to the house is easily accessible to wheelchairs and it was easy enough for me to get in, we did notice there was a slight lip for getting back out maybe a cm or two on the patio door, it didn't affect us but unsure how it would affect a manual. The only rooms not suitable for my wheelchair was the smallest toilet and the bunk bed room. I managed to enter main bathroom (Not Shower though), Twin Room, Kitchen and Main Bedroom easily enough. The Shower however isn't a wet room, and doesn't have a shower seat, and probably would be cramped with one, the anti slip mat had been hidden away in the cupboard and we only realised after a very slippy shower first night. I would also recommend a decent bathmat for the floor outside the shower as the one provided is very small. The shower itself also seems to fill up while you are in it and not drain away very quick risking a flood. Overall though I found the holiday one of my favourites due to how comfortable, and well stocked it was. I didn't feel myself wishing for my own bed as I often have before and Id definitely visit again, The manger was a lovely guy and very helpful.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    This was our second time in this cottage and we had another lovely stay the beautiful weather helped, the lodge was a home away from home had everything we needed the hot tub was lovely and there are miles of fields for the dog/children to be out enjoying themselves will definitely return again

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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