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self-catering accommodation

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The Fold Yard is a lovingly restored, Grade II listed, traditional farm building, situated in the ancient hamlet of Cornborough near Sheriff Hutton, just 25mins drive north from the historic City of York.

Up to 4 guests  /  2 Bedrooms  /  2 Bathrooms  


Nestled behind a beautiful, grade II listed, Georgian country farmhouse, the Fold Yard enjoys an idyllic rural location on the edge of the Howardian Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottage is managed, cleaned and looked after entirely by the owners Jose and Chris, ensuring that guests receive a warm, friendly and personal service throughout their stay.  

Full of rustic charm and character, with exposed beams and traditional features throughout, the cottage offers a relaxing, home from home that sleeps up to 4 people in two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are at ground floor level making it easily accessible and small/medium sized dogs are welcome.

Whether for a short break or a longer stay, the cottage is ideally located for exploring the many attractions and stunning countryside that North Yorkshire has to offer, whatever your interests.

For walkers and cyclists there are an abundance of excellent trails for all abilities across picturesque dales, beautiful moors, and scenic coastlines. For garden lovers this area is home to some of the country’s most glorious gardens including Castle Howard, Scampston Hall and RHS Harlow Carr, while the casual visitor is spoilt for things to see and do, such as sightseeing in historic York, visiting majestic stately homes, ancient abbeys and charming market towns, or savouring the delights of award-winning eateries that abound across the region.  

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful North Yorkshire. Please feel free to give us a call on 07770 786762 or drop us an email to book direct or to make enquires.



The cottage is open plan and on the same level, with underfloor heating, making this a fantastic cottage for relaxing in comfort and an ideal base for exploring the area.


The well-equipped kitchen boasts an electric oven, induction hob, microwave and under-counter fridge with freezer compartment. After a tiring day out in the countryside, relax and unwind by curling up on the comfy sofa or armchairs to watch TV, listen to music or catch up online using the free WiFi provided.

The light and spacious master bedroom has a cast iron king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The charming second bedroom, also en-suite with bath and shower over, has a king size ‘zip and link’ bed which can be made up as twin singles on request. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton linen and both bedrooms benefit from patio doors that open directly onto the pretty and private cobbled courtyard, where you can enjoy sunny mornings and balmy evenings dining ‘al fresco’.

A separate boot room adjoins the cottage which is ideal for drying muddy boots after an energetic day in the countryside, and is equipped with washing machine, drying rack, sink and WC.

For cyclists, we have a covered bike storage facility on request. Well-behaved, small/medium sized dogs are welcome by arrangement.




Welcome pack

Underfloor central heating

Electric wood burner

Egyptian cotton bed linen

Soft bath & hand towels 

Hypo-allergenic bedding (on request)




Private landscaped courtyard

Garden furniture and seating

Charcoal fired BBQ 

On site car parking for 2 cars

Lockable bike storage (on request)

Far-reaching countryside views 





The Fold Yard was originally a group of barns and outbuildings dating back to the mid-19th Century. The buildings served the former Cornborough Hall Farm and were used to house sheep and cattle during the winter months.

The barns retained many original features such as traditional roof trusses, wooden beams, ventilation slots and even chains nailed into the walls for the tethering livestock.


During the conversion into contemporary style accommodation, we were keen to retain its rustic character and charm by ‘giving the nod’ to as many of these traditional features as we could. 



To whet your appetite for places to visit in the local area and across North Yorkshire, here are just a few of our favourite attractions that we think you’ll enjoy.   


The Fold Yard is the ideal base for exploring the many attractions and stunning countryside that North Yorkshire has to offer.

The area has something for everyone, from historic stately homes, glorious gardens, ancient abbeys and castles to the abundance of excellent walking trails, cycling routes and award-winning eateries.

To help you get the most out of your stay with us, we have compiled this quick guide as to what to see and do, all within an easy drive time of The Fold Yard. 


Of course, these suggestions are by no means exhaustive. There are plenty more details and recommendations in your Information Pack, but we are always happy to lend a guiding hand if we can.


Well-equipped kitchen diner

Open plan living space

2 double bedrooms:

  • 1 with king sized bed, en-suite large walk in shower

  • 1 with king size 'zip link' bed (converts into  two singles upon request), en-suite bath with shower over

Separate utility / boot room 



  Free Wi Fi broadband

  Smart TV

  Electric Oven

  Induction Hob

  Microwave oven

  Undercounter fridge with freezer


  Washing Machine

  Drying Rack

  Iron and Ironing Board



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