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Brook Cottage in Brandsby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Brook Cottage description

Holiday home
Brook Cottage is a fabulous, single-storey, stone barn conversion in an idyllic rural setting in the heart of the Howardian Hills, one mile from Brandsby, and can sleep four people. This all ground floor cottage has a king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside there is ample off road parking, lockable bike storage and an enclosed, small, lawned garden with patio, furniture and a barbecue. With so much to see and do nearby and the wonderful city of York not far away, Brook Cottage is an ideal holiday base.

The tranquil little village of Brandsby in the Vale of York is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by the Howardian Hills. Crayke with its award winning pub, Stillington with two pubs and a local shop, and the bustling market town of Easingwold are all close by. Family friendly attractions include miniature and full size steam railways, Flamingo Land, and superb eateries. Pretty villages, lively market towns and great walking opportunities are all within easy reach, and the surrounding area has a rich history and offers Castle Howard, Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and high chair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed small lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Woodburning stove is central to the open plan living area, young children to be supervised.


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  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Palmer
April 2016
Beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely location. Great for cycling, walking, and generally exploring Yorkshire.
Mr Burns
May 2016
A delightful and well furnished cottage, in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. The couple who own the cottage live next door, and were always welcoming and helpful. This is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. Really recommended and we will be back.
Mr Mccabe
July 2016
A beautiful cottage set in a fantastic location. We were made very welcome by the owners. The accommodation was finished to an excellent standard with all modern conveniences. The area was spectacular and the setting was straight off a chocolate box. This was a great base for exploring the jewel that is North Yorkshire. Would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to visit and make the most of this area.
Mrs Selley
March 2016
Brook Cottage was full of character in a great central location for lots of things to do.
Dr Dathan
July 2016
This is the best Sykes cottage we have stayed in so far. It is beautifully equipped, very comfy and warm. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Bingham
January 2016
We had such a fabulous time at Brook Cottage. The cottage is in a lovely quiet location and the owner couldn't have been more welcoming and kind. It is very well equipped, they really have thought of everything and the beds were so comfortable! Our little boy absolutely loved it here and didn't want to come home, and we loved having the wood-burning stove in the lounge. All in all a lovely place to spend the new year and we hope to return soon.
Mr Day
June 2016
This is a peaceful cottage with good access and great parking. There are great areas of scenery surrounding it.
Mr Picton
November 2015
We had a fantastic holiday! Brook Cottage was absolutely perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 older children. It was incredibly cosy, utterly charming and in a beautiful location. I would not hesitate to recommend.
Mr Edwards
May 2015
The owners were very welcoming, Stearsby is a wonderful quiet rural location to relax and unwind. The cottage is within easy reach by car of many of the tourist attractions and the Park and Ride for York city. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Saxon
July 2015
An exceptionally equipped and furnished holiday cottage. It was spotlessly clean with very helpful hosts. Probably the best we have ever stayed in.
Mr Cuttell
May 2015
Liked the warm welcome and the overall peacefulness of the cottage and area. So relaxing, yet so much to do within the extended area. The brochure doesn't do Brook Cottage justice, you have to be there.
Mrs Brooke
November 2014
Lovely cottage and a beautiful area.
Mr Ashton
December 2014
Liked everything, the cottage and its location. Our hosts were a wealth of local information. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and we made good use of the log burner in evenings. Ideally situated for York, Harrogate and loads of walks and attractions. Thanks to the owners for a lovely week.
September 2014
An absolutely fabulous property. The owners made us feel very welcome. We will return and recommend!
Mr Cowl
October 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Brook Cottage. Delightful accommodation in a quiet, rural area. The owners live nearby and were on hand to help with directions or recommendations. Couldn't fault this holiday home - only that we couldn't stay longer !!
Mr Barrs
June 2015
A beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location, but with easy access to York and major attractions. The owners are very helpful, friendly and always on hand if needed but not obtrusive. Can highly recommend!
Mrs Ramsdale
July 2014
The owners made us feel so welcome, we quite simply loved everything but the attention to detail was by far the most impressive even down to finding 2 bags of ice in the freezer! All through the week our lovely hosts kept doing little things for us that were so unexpected and on our last night the owner asked if we were not barbecuing again could he clean the barbecue? I was fully prepared to clean it myself and put it all away for the next people but he did it instead! What else can I say? My Mum who was 89 said that she wished she had told them that if she is still here next year we will be booking!
Mrs Meredith
June 2014
On arrival, you instantly know that the owners are a welcoming couple. They are available if needed, but that won't be too often as everything has been thought about very well. The accommodation is beautiful and in idyllic surroundings. Their recommendation for a meal at the Fairfax Arms at Gilling East was well founded and we enjoyed a meal at the White Bear in Stillington. Castle Howard is not too far away, Easingwold is a nice visit and York is certainly worth a day or two. Overall, highly recommended for a relaxing, eating out, country walking break or holiday.
May 2014
Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location with amazing views and very welcoming owners in cottage nearby. A very enjoyable stay.
Miss Muir
July 2014
Brilliant weeks holiday made perfect by the owners who were very friendly, helpful and sincere. The cottage was very comfortable, tastefully decorated and in a superb location. Thanks again, hope to come back soon.
Mrs Rutherford
July 2014
Location - accessible to Dales, Moors, coast and city of York. Plenty of places of interest to visit. Ideal countryside for walking. Hosts charming, not intrusive but available if needed. Property perfect for our needs.
Dr Birrell
April 2014
Beautiful cottage with lovely friendly owners. The cottage is in a fantastic location. We went out road biking every day and found great routes. We will definitely return in the future and would recommend this cottage wholeheartedly.
Mrs Burnett
July 2014
The cottage matched the description and the pictures, and was a delightful and comfortable place to stay. It is well situated for sightseeing of different kinds; abbeys, stately homes, as well as being in wonderful scenic countryside, and near to villages for provisions and eating out.
Mr Bradford
March 2014
On our arrival the owners were there to greet us and show us around the cottage.We have rated the cottage excellent in all areas - good size bedrooms, large bathroom and the living area was well furnished and very cosy with the log burner. Overall, a high standard cottage in a very good location that we would love to revisit.
Mr Phillips
September 2014
Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful rural setting. Perfect for escaping the bustle of life. The owners were very welcoming and had a wealth of knowledge on the area for things to see and do. The property was really clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had an amazing holiday.
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