Information - Little Garth, Normanby 

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Following the Government' announcement on 23rd June which stated that holiday cottages can reopen from 4th July, providing they comply fully with current COVID guidelines and meet the necessary standards of cleanliness and hygeine; I'm delighted to announce that Little Garth has reopened for weekly holiday lets.


We are taking new bookings from July 2020 onwards and throughout 2021. The first available week is week beginning Friday 28th August and a full list of available dates for the remainder of 2020 and for 2021 can be found at:


Please be aware that following the relaxtion in the travel restrictions, there has been a surge in interest and weeks are going very rapidly. Please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment. Please observe all current guidelines during your stay and help protect the local community.


We look forward to welcoming you to Little Garth in the near future. 


Stay safe and well.


With very best wishes,


Philippa Galloway


Last updated 05.07.2020




Sawday's Clean & Safe Charter



The safety and well-being of our guests, their families and their friends is incredibly important to us, now more than ever.  Consequently, we have signed up to the Sawday's Clean & Safe Charter.


The charteer requires owners to:


Follow government cleaning advice for non-healthcare environments
In all spaces high touch, hard surfaces will be cleaned twice and disinfected and all linen will be washed at the hottest water setting before a guest’s arrival. Check-in times may be delayed to allow increased time for cleaning between stays, at all times following government guidelines.


Enable self-check in where possible and practise social distancing during stays 
All group spaces or shared facilities will be set up so that guests can socially distance easily.


Have measures in place to allow guests to practise good hygiene throughout their stay
All places will amply stock the necessary disinfectant, cleaning supplies, hand sanitisers and soap. Where possible, other measures to reduce risk will be taken. For example, guest information booklets or menus removed and the information given digitally instead.




We are regularly inspected and our standards need to be high at all times we are currently putting in extra time to ensure that all surfaces are germ free and that the highest possible standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained throughout the cottage. We take all sensible precautions whilst cleaning and use the best antibacterial products.


Holiday lets
are from Friday 3pm to Friday 10am

Short breaks
are also available on request at a cost of £50 per person/per night

To check availability or to make a booking please contact Philippa Galloway on 01904 431876 or by email at

The cottage is very typical of properties of the period in that there are one or two low doorways so if you are tall, do take this into consideration.

Deposit /Confirmation of Booking
A non-refundable deposit of £100 per week is required to secure your booking. We require your deposit  and confirmation of your booking in writing by e-mail (or by letter if preferred), within 7 days of making the booking. Please note that your booking is not considered firm until the deposit payment has been received.

Payment methods
Payments should be made by Cheque, Internet Bill Payment or BACS. An on-line card facility is not currently available. Cheques should be made payable to “Philippa Galloway” and sent to:
Elder House, Well Garth, Heslington, York YO10 5JT

If paying by any method other than by cheque, please request our bank details when making the booking.

Balance Payment / Keys
We ask that the balance due is paid no less than one month before the start of your holiday. On receipt of your payment, the key will be sent to you some ten days before the start of your holiday.

In the event of cancellation more than four weeks before the start of your stay your deposit will not be refunded unless the accommodation is re-let for the same period. Should cancellation take place less than four weeks before the start of the holiday the rental is payable in full. It is recommended that you consider taking out suitable holiday insurance. Should, for reasons beyond our control, the property be rendered unsuitable for letting on the dates booked, all money paid will be returned in full without further claim.



The cottage now has free WiFi.  The code is in the visitors' information book in the cottage and on the back of the home hub.


Well-behaved dogs are permitted at Little Garth by prior arrangement.

Bed linen and towels
Bed linen is provided for guests for the duration of their stay at Little Garth. Towels are not, but can be provided for a further charge of £10.

An initial basket of logs and some coal is provided for guests. Additional supplies of logs and coal can be obtained locally.

Guests are respectfully requested to observe a no smoking policy.

Cleanliness / breakages / damages
You are responsible for any breakages or damage you cause to the property and its contents. Please report these before you leave (otherwise we will send you an invoice which will also include an administration charge of £25). Please note that we don’t normally charge for minor breakages. (e.g. glassware, crockery) provided that these have been reported.

Little Garth is thoroughly cleaned between holiday lets. However, because only a limited period is available, we ask that you leave the property and its contents clean and tidy. Please ensure that the oven and grill are left clean.

We do not accept liability for damage, loss or injury unless caused by proven negligence or omission by ourselves, our employees or contractors, or agents of the same, whilst acting in the course of their employment. This includes loss or damage to vehicles and their contents, and to the personal possessions you bring with you. We recommend that guests consider taking out their own holiday insurance.

Little Garth will be available from 3pm on the date of arrival.

Guests are requested to vacate Little Garth by 10am on the Friday of departure and are asked to leave the house in a clean and tidy condition. The owners reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning of £35 if the accommodation is not left reasonably clean and tidy.

We provide a visitor’s book at Little Garth. We welcome your feedback and comments and would be very grateful if guests would sign it.

How to contact us
If you have any questions relating to this information please contact Philippa Galloway

Philippa may be contacted by telephone on: 01904 431 876 or by e-mail at:

We very much hope you will enjoy your stay at Little Garth