FAQ’s & Usefull Info’

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s & Usefull Info’

Please find a selection of our frequently asked questions, if you need any help please feel free to contact us today.

How much does a taxi cost from York?

Between £3.60 and £4.30 per person for a one way journey depending on the time of day/night. See below for taxi details

Can we catch a bus into York city centre?

Yes you can, buses pass the houses every 20 minuets. Services include: X46 & 45 &46. The X46 is the quickest bus & takes approx  25 mins. When travelling from York ask the driver for “Steer Inn, Wilberfoss” (For the Barn ask for Sand Lane, Wilberfoss)the stop is a few mins after the Kexby stop. When travelling towards York the stop is around ten mins after the Pocklington stop. Timetables: Pocklington / Wilberfoss to York – Route X46   See also EYMS Route 45

Do supermarkets deliver to the houses?

Yes, ASDA Monks Cross, Sainsbury’s Monks Cross, Tesco York all deliver to the houses.

Can we decorate the house?

Yes, providing you use blue tac and remove before leaving. (Please do not use confetti / glitter)

Who greets us with the keys?

An accommodation manager will greet you after 4pm on the day of arrival. A key can be left in a secure box if you plan to arrive late or would like a late arrival. Please call or email to let your accommodation manager know which option you prefer.

What time do we have to leave on the day of departure?

Normally this is between 11am

Can i see a copy of the terms and conditions?

Yes, You can download it here Terms & Conditions

Whats included in my stay?

Your stay includes linen, hand towels, hand soaps, washing up liquid, tea towels, dish cloths and a small supply of Tea & Coffee. Most of the things you will need for a weekend break.  Click for more details  

When do I get the damage deposit back?

Once the house is checked it will be returned. This is normally within a week.

Can I hire a Hot Tub?

If you would like to hire a  Hot Tub we are happy to provide this. These are subject to an additional charge and available to book through our booking system. See Hot Tub Terms & Conditions
1, Hot Tubs  from other external companies are not permitted.
2, A member of the party must be present on site on Friday afternoon to run through operating procedures with our hot tub supplier.
3, Hot Tubs must only be used until 10.00pm. We recommend that hot tubs are only booked from March to November.

Do you have details of caterers/taxi companies/takeaways ect?

Yes, feel free to look on our additional infomation below.

Don’t fancy cooking breakfast on a Sunday morning? Book into Thai Season Hotel  & mention you are staying with us 🙂

Holiday Home Useful Information

Here is some useful information that will help you with your stay in our holiday home. All of our houses are located seven miles East of York, near the Pretty Village of Wilberfoss. We are close to the Yorkshire Wolds & the East Coast.

Our holiday homes are all are set in a rural location within walking distance of  a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Area. We’re also a short drive away from the Allerthorpe Woods (local wildlife area). We are situated within walking distance of a Thai restaurant.

Activity Field
We have a 2 acre field adjacent to the holiday cottages which available if you wish to play a game of rounders, hire an assault course or play Zorba Football! Cost £100 for the activity space, amenity building, loo’s, tea and coffee.
We also offer activity packages which can be booked when you book the house.

We can guarantee 4 parking spaces outside each cottage. However if you need any further parking there are plenty of street parking spaces and adjacent green space nearby.

Local Bus Service
There is a bus stop directly outside the holiday home. For details of the bus operator see www.eyms.co.uk Buses into York (Also Hull & Beverly) are approximately every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday. Most are either on the hour or at half past the hour. Service X46 & X47. Service 45 & 46 The quickest bus takes around 25 minutes to get into the centre of York. The local bus service charge around £4.20 per person for a one way trip and £6.20 for a return trip into York city centre.

Local Taxi Companies
MNS – 07501348743 / 01759 305417, MR Travel – 01759 306097 / 07999550717
Space – 01759 304999 / 07811290111, Al Taxis – 07918050608
M R Travel 07999 550717, Victoria Travel – 01759 306000 ( 8 seater taxi’s)

York Mini Bus Companies – Mini Bus Set Rate Deals
We have set rates with the following taxi companies:
Streamline Taxis   01904 656 565 – 8 seater to York Centre – £29 (£3.62  per person)
Any Time Travel – 01904 479090 – 16 Seater into York – £75 (£4.68 per person)
659 Travel 01904 659659 – 8 Seater York Centre £30
Please ask for our “set rates” when booking. Also please mention that the set rate is from The Squirrels Holiday Park rather than the individual house name.

Nearest Train Station
York Railway Station


Meze  – Pizza, Platters, Burgars – Next to the cottages – 07766573732 (Please pre-order)
Thai Season – Next door to main cottage site
Bella Vita – Italian Takeaway Pizza, Pastas 78 Market Place, YO42 2AJ 01759 303735
Jacks Chinese – Menu – Pocklington (will deliver for £3)  01759  303243
Sonali Indian – 4 St Peters Square, Yo42 2AJ 07159 303673 (Will deliver for large orders)
Railway Street Fisheries – Pocklington YO42 2QR www.facebook/traditionalchippy 01759 302231
Bengal Lounge Indian, Pocklington
Fu Sing Chinese Takeaway Pocklington 01759 303799

Thai Season – Next door to main cottage site – Large newly refurbished restaurant – Book in advance
Meze – Next door to main cottage site
Half Moon – Two miles away
Plough Inn – Four miles away
Oddfellows Arms – One mile away
Stamfords Pocklington – Four Miles
Woody’s Cook House, Pocklington – Four Miles Away
The Station Hotel – For large groups – Pocklington

Other Usefull Info
Local Post Office & Shop.  Costcutter, Wilberfoss, YO41 5NN
Local Garage – Hewson & Robinson, YO42 4HS – Open until 10pm – 01759 303172
Local 24 Hour Services, KFC, Costa Coffee & Subway – YO42 1AD
Farm Shop & Cafe – The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 1TW, 01759 305420
Doctors Surgery & Pharmacy, Beckside Centre, West Green, Pocklington, YO42 2BS 01759 302500
Hospital – Wiggington Road, York, YO31 8H Tel 01904 631 313
Garden Centres – David Smith, Hull Road Wilberfoss, YO41 1NB

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