Welcome to The Applestore
This luxury 5* self-catering cottage comprises a spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove, natural flagstone floor, oak features and a Georgian toilet converted from the original earth closet, to meet modern expectations.
Take a couple of steps down to a country-style kitchen with original quarry tiled floor, farmhouse table and seating for six. This fully equipped kitchen enables you to prepare comprehensive meals or simply enjoy a cup of tea upon arrival! Granite work surfaces complement the modern appliances in a traditional space.
We would like to keep The Applestore and its furnishings to a high standard for the enjoyment of all of our guests. Unfortunately, this means that we cannot have pets or smoking. Our cottages are family friendly and we can provide cots and high chairs.
There is a large double bedroom with prominent beams, a king-sized bed and relaxing sofa. The newly built bathroom set on stilts over the garden provides a light and airy feel with wide windows looking out onto bird feeders in the trees outside. Our guests tell us this bathroom with its large bath and low level lighting affords lovely romantic evenings! Alternatively, the modern shower set to one side offers a choice of luxury.
The twin bedroom is in the old apple store with entry through a low door. At the far end of the room is an attractive separate bathroom with bath and hand shower, toilet and basin. In each bedroom, you will find quality cotton sheets and contemporary textiles, large soft bath towels and designer soap.
The cottage has its own ‘secret’ walled garden with table, furniture, and barbeque. The area has been extended with the new bathroom work to exploit the suntrap opportunities and to encourage the wild birds. Our guests have use of our garage for bikes and hosepipes for cleaning, as well as an outdoor washing line. You are welcome to share our large mature garden most of the year and we do not expect you to join us in its weeding! Beyond is the shared paddock with trampoline, live willow house and fruit trees. The grass is cut to form a series of paths through the wild flowers and tall grasses. Beyond is the wooded area with a variety of wildlife.
Our first trip to this area and what a lovely warm welcome by Noelle to the beautiful Applestore Cottage, where a cream tea was waiting for us in the kitchen. The cottage was very homely, well equipped and the master bedroom and bathroom were stunning! The gardens surrounding the cottage were beautiful and we spent many mornings wandering through the gardens and the kids played on the trampoline. There was plenty of information in the cottage about things to do and places to eat and Noelle was on hand to provide recommendations. The location made an ideal base to explore the surrounding areas and coastline and with 2 teenage children, there was plenty to do such as going to York, Whitby and Flamingo Land. Highly recommended and we look forward to returning one day!