A couple of weeks back we had a little weekend break in York. I thought today I would share my thoughts on the city and tell you more about quite possibly the most magical place I’ve ever stayed… ever!Let me tell you the back story… Basically, the prices to stay in the centre were a little out of my budget, and there really wasn’t much value for money. I was booking the trip myself for Jay’s birthday and decided to take a look on Airbnb, then The Shepherds Hut came up, around 10 miles out from York in a beautiful little village called Stillington – perfect!
Before arriving we planned to explore York and mainly went to do that, but when we saw how cosy the hut was we didn’t really want to leave it. The owners Paul and Maggi live on the grounds, but their home is out of sight of the hut making it feel very secluded. The Hut had everything we needed, a kettle – cups of tea are essential, a log fire, electric, there was even cooking facilities if we wanted hot food. We arrived to a hamper filled with treats, and a birthday cake for Jay, such a special touch and something I wasn’t expecting.
Up to the hut the garden was filled with apple trees and inbetween there were gorgeous lights leading the way – it looked amazing at night! The best way for me to describe it is a cosy little retreat, perfect for couples.
If you are looking for a cosy, relaxing weekend away then I can’t recommend this place enough. I love Airbnb in general, we used it when we went to Barcelona and that too was amazing. No #spon or gifting btw, I paid for the trip myself but because I’ve used Airbnb I can now give out a code where you can get £25 off your first trip using this link if you fancied booking through airbnb and saving some money!
EXPLORING YORKI lived in the beautiful city of Chester for 3 years, and I had a feeling York would be pretty similar. As I imagined I loved York, the buildings looked amazing and I enjoyed walking down The Shambles and on the walls. But, I have to be honest, we went in on a Saturday and I couldn’t quite believe how busy it was. The details of the city were almost lost within all of the people. I would recommend visiting out of season during the week if you can. We did drive in on the Friday night luckily so we did get to see it without it being so crowded – I suppose it’s to be expected with a city though!Other than how busy it was I adored it. York is one of those cities that looks amazing in autumn, it added even more character – even the train station there is charming!
I’m glad I’ve been able to tick York off my list of places to visit. I’m heading to Bath at the end of the month, I’m staying in a Airbnb there too which I’m really excited about!
Have you been to York before?