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'The Snug' nr York: stunning self-contained studio @ Old Station Master's House.

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of 'The Snug' nr York: stunning self-contained studio @ Old Station Master's House.

Private host

'The Snug' nr York: stunning self-contained studio @ Old Station Master's House.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
York, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSelby Town Hall9 min drive
  • Popular LocationStillingfleet Lodge Gardens10 min drive
  • Popular LocationSelby Abbey11 min drive
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)61 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

'The Snug' nr York: stunning self-contained studio @ Old Station Master's House.

Adults-only apartments in York
A stunning self-contained studio in the village of Riccall, with its own private entrance, modern kitchen and bathroom. Just 8 miles from the beautiful, historic city of York, Riccall contains everything you might want for your break away, with a wonderful restaurant, two pubs, a Post Office, tearoom and shop but it is also a perfect base for easy access to York; buses leave from the end of the road every 15 minutes or so. Stop at the Designer Outlet en-route, where the shopping experience draws people from all over the country.

A combination of sleek modern with quirky vintage, 'The Snug' offers the perfect getaway. Your own private studio, 'The Snug' has its own perfectly formed and well equipped kitchen with oven/hob, washer/dryer, welcome basket with breakfast items, including bread, butter, cereal, delicious homemade flapjack, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, along with milk/ orange juice/bottled water in the fridge.

Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are provided in the modern bathroom, complete with powerful 'rain' shower. Freshly laundered towels, cosy bedding, blankets and robes will be ready for your arrival. Free Wifi is available throughout your stay. Choose from a variety of DVDs or Freeview is available through Amazon Fire. The kingsize sofa bed with mattress topper has been declared super-comfy by visitors to 'The Snug'.

'The Snug' is a chic extension to the old Station Master's House (dating back to the 1860s) where we live; the old East Coast Mainline that was behind the house is now the road to York. The cycle track (to York or Selby) is also close by and wonderful for a lovely walk too.The village is easily accessed via the major road networks so getting here will be no problem. You can eat in (or we can recommend takeaways if desired), enjoy a meal in the village (our favourite is the italian restaurant in a converted Mill) or take a bus into York (they run regularly and the last bus leaves York after 11 so plenty of time for wining and dining!)

York has an incredible wealth of things to see and do all year round, with the ancient walled centre offering more attractions per square mile than any other UK destination.

You will have your own private entrance to 'The Snug' and small outside area (see picture attached). I am usually here to welcome you, pass on your keys and answer any questions. We have a keysafe so please contact if you might need to use this.

No smoking please
Check-in time is 2PM - 9PM

Check out by 10AM

Other things to note:

Distant road noise could be heard.

All reviews of 'The Snug' have been 5* including the following:

'Me and my partner stayed at the snug for the weekend just before christmas, the snug it self is wonderful. It is beautifully decorated, it is cosy but not cramped. Perfect for a romantic weekend away. The location is away from the noise and hustle of the city centre , but close enough to drive or take the bus to york city centre. The extra touches Claire provides are lovely, from flap jacks and hot chocolate to a Christmas card and cracker in the breakfast hamper . Claire herself was a great host , very attentive and helpful with any questions and queries. It was an unforgettable stay and me and my partner will definitely be back in the summer.'

'We were astounded by how nice The Snug was. Claire as a host was second to none, and made us feel very very welcome. Nice little touches like the Xmas card made our stay absolutely awesome. Would highly recommend. We will be back! Thank you once again!'

'One of the best BNB we ever been, everything clean and tidy, Claire is precise with all information; the place was perfect, modern and glamour! She gave us an extra; she has a fridge with all the stuff for breakfast! Cosy and comfortable, a proper SNUG to us! We really really recommend it!'

'We had a lovely time at The Snug for a weekend visit to York. Stylish and homely with lots of thoughtful things from Claire including a breakfast hamper. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay! Also perfect recommendation for food at Per Bacco which was just over a five minute walk away. Thanks again!'

“The Snug” was the perfect place for my weeks training course in York! Comfortable, Great location, Clean, Spacious, A great hamper and a selection of bits in the fridge! Perfect little home away from home! If im training in York again I would certainly return!'

'We had a fantastic stay at the snug. It had lots of personal touches and was very comfortable. Perfect for a mini break to York which is only 30 minutes away by bus. We cannot recommend the Snug enough. Thank you Claire for making us feel so welcome. :)'

'Cosy, lots of attention to detail, clean and comfortable. Don't need to go into York in the evening, as there are pubs, restaurants, and shops in the village. Claire is a great host, not intrusive, but on hand for any queries. What more could you want!'

'Lovely stay here! Lots of nice touches and very homely. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay near York, very near to the centre and easy to access with a car.'

'Fabulous accommodation- beautifully decorated, very clean. Lots of lovely additional touches including a welcome hamper with delicious homemade flapjack! Followed host's recommendations for a meal at The Spice Mill, a wonderful Indian restaurant in a 13th century windmill just a short walk away where we were warmly greeted and had a wonderful meal. Such a friendly and pretty village.'

'Claire is a wonderful host and 'the snug' was perfect for us. It is a self-contained studio flat with it's own modern bathroom and kitchen. The sofa bed was remarkably comfy and the flat was very clean. It's exceptionally well-equipped with lots of thoughtful touches. The breakfast hamper was great with fresh milk and orange juice in the fridge. Claire's homemade marmalade was delicious!'

'I had a lovely stay in the Snug, Claire made me feel really welcome and I love all the vintage touches. I had everything I needed, the space was private but Claire was just next door if I needed anything. I was comfortable here, and the location for me was great for what I needed. A short drive to the Designer Outlet and A64, there is a bus into York that takes about half an hour, although I ended up driving it was nice to have the bus as an option. I hope to stay again. Oh and the flapjack was delicious!'
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers.

Property manager

Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Snug' York Stunning Modern Studio Old Station Master's House

About this area


Located in York, this apartment is in an area with good shopping. Walmgate Bar and Clifford's Tower are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Fulford Golf Club and Wheel of York. York Dungeon and Yorkshire Museum are also worth visiting. Guests love the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Selby Town Hall - 9 min drive
  • Barlow Common - 10 min drive
  • Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens - 10 min drive
  • Selby Abbey - 11 min drive
  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Selby Station - 11 min drive
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 61 min drive


  • Per Bacco Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Fat Abbot - 6 min drive
  • White Swan - 7 min drive
  • The Olympia - 7 min drive
  • No 1 the Crescent - 8 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Love stay!
We stay here for 5 days and it was amazing, everything was clean and tidy!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful accommodation for short break
Accommodation was brilliant. The host was great and thought of everything you would need to make your stay special. Providing provisions well above normal standards. The Snug was beautifully clean and definitely had the home from home feel. I would definitely recommend staying here

5/5 Excellent

5* Break away
Wonderful host, beautiful space to stay like home from home which had everything you need. Lovely area but very few places to eat likely due to covid and the restrictions. But nothing stopped us jumping on the bus into York City centre. 5* highly recommended

5/5 Excellent

5* . Brilliant value. Highly recommended