Brayton, Selby, Selby

The Forge





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Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

With golf, fishing, walking and cycling nearby, guests will be spoilt for choice for activities to do!. Step to entrance (with ramp access). All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams and tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Underfloor central heating included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4 (private).

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). Electric car charging point. 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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The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Quite secluded
  • Seats 4 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



We stayed for our 10yr anniversary and had a very nice, quiet, peaceful time away. Under the worlds circumstances it was just what we needed. We had a few drinks each night in the hot tub and then came in and put the log burner on to watch Netflix or a film. (We took a laptop for Netflix as the tv is not a smart tv). We went out for meals but also made home cooked meals with the facilities. The bedrooms were large and the bed was very comfy. After 2 previous holidays being cancelled because of covid this weekend was perfect.

Becky 30/09/2020

Excellent location, brilliant holiday home couldn’t fault it. Would only advise to have more cooking pots not many! Didn’t take away from home amazing the holiday was! Will definitely be booking again!

Rachael 17/10/2020

The Forge was lovely, and the hot-tub was great and very very well maintained. The only thing that spoilt it a bit was, it wasn't cheap and checking in at 5pm and checking out at 9am felt like getting there late and leaving very early, having to get up at 7.30am to strip the beds and pack up. I know this wasn't McKinder Farms fault as it was all to do with Covid and the cleaning process. Its weird how a few hours difference makes the stay feel so much shorter. Beautiful place though, very well kept.

David 27/04/2021

We had a lovely couple of days at the forge. Quiet and peaceful, lovely hot tub and log burning fire. Beautiful and well kept cottage and James on hand for any help needed. We would definitely like to return!

Ann-Marie 09/05/2021

Very nice cottage. Genial host. Will return.

Dave 31/05/2021

The Forge is a beautiful cottage. Close by to everything you need with all of the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Kelly 10/06/2021

We had a lovely, restful time at The Forge (MacKinder Farms), which is just what we needed. A beautifully converted and equipped building with comfortable sofas and beds as well as the relaxing hot tub outside. James was very welcoming, helpful and approachable. We were delighted that there were EV charging points available for our car and that there was investment in reducing the carbon footprint of the farm via solar and wind power. We saw birds nesting in the hedges in the back garden, thanks to their observation of the hedge-trimming ban until nesting season is over. We were also delighted to see lots more wildlife in and around the farm, too. Thanks for a lovely stay. We’ll definitely be back.

Anne 28/06/2021

Lovely and peaceful. James was really helpful. We will definitely be recommending to friends and family.

Mick 30/06/2021

A fantastic 4 night break to totally relax and unwind! The hot tub was incredible and we made the most of this daily. The cottage is so quiet and private and was just what we were looking for to take some time out! We were fortunate enough to be able to check in slightly earlier but have to say that we were disappointed at the times for check in and check out, however we appreciate that this was due to additional cleaning and Covid compliance. If you want to totally relax and unwind then this is definitely the place to do it!

Suzanne 23/07/2021

Just returned from a great week in this property. It is spotlessly clean and maintained to an excellent standard. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need and rooms furnished to a high standard. Garden furniture at the front and back on the property in both gardens and the hot tub is checked twice a day. All floors are tiled so easy to keep clean with a dog in tow. Would loved to have stayed for another week. We ate at the Owl pub in Hambleton twice during our stay and the food is excellent.

Louise 16/08/2021


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