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Barn Owl Cottage Family Cottage in Brandsby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Barn Owl Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Barn Owl Cottage is a beautifully-presently, detached, stone, barn conversion, adjacent to the owner's property, on the edge of Brandsby village 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 shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars, bike storage and a paved terrace to the side with furniture and a barbecue. Barn Owl Cottage is a lovely base for your holiday.

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 underfloor heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Paved terrace to side with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • 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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Mr Bryden
March 2016
Barn Owl Cottage was decorated beautifully and better than we expected. The underfloor heating and wood burning stove were a bonus especially as it was a brisk week, however we did have plenty of sunshine bearing in mind the time of year.The outlook over the rolling Howardian Hills was stunning. And the owner made us very welcome when we arrived, and explained if there were any issues her door was always open. We were sad to leave.
Ms Tagg
November 2015
Location is excellent. The cottage very high standard of cleanliness and decor. Owners friendly and helpful. Good wardrobe storage with a good supply of hangers!
Mr Marlow
October 2015
Fantastic barn conversion, real 5 star quality - the area is great for touring.
Mrs Nielsen
August 2015
Fantastic cottage - felt at home straight away. Definitely intend to return.
Mr Butlin
July 2015
The cottage is, in my opinion, in a good central location with reasonable travelling time to many places of interest in Yorkshire. The cottage is delightful and nicely appointed, we really enjoyed the wet room.
Mr Oldham
June 2015
The best Cottage we have had. Superb all round. Highly recommended.
Mrs Pearson
June 2015
A really clean and comfortable cottage. The owner came to meet us, she was very pleasant but not intrusive. Had tasteful decorations, and everything was there that you could possibly need.
Mr Nock
June 2015
A truly remarkable location and first class accommodation. A superb holiday, we cannot praise enough the standard of this cottage. Thanks to the owners who obviously are very meticulous and want everything to be perfect - achieved. It was truly an unforgettable time in Yorkshire.
Mrs Harris
June 2015
Barn Owl Cottage was brilliant, an excellent base for a holiday in Yorkshire. The cottage was absolutely lovely.
Mrs Van Aken-blok
May 2015
Barn Owl Cottage is a beautiful, luxurious and very comfortable cottage with everything you could want or need. We would definitely come here again. The cleaning of the property is immaculate and the owners are very kind and welcoming. Brandsby is a perfect place to visit the Yorkshire Moors or Dales.
Mr Pearce
March 2015
What an absolute jewel of a cottage. Everything was as described, the owners were so welcoming and the cottage was really modern clean. The people and the area were so welcoming, there were so many places to visit and eat. What a great place to enjoy our 33rd wedding anniversary, we would love to return to this property. Wonderful.
Dr Moorey
February 2015
Very high standard of furnishing, the beds were really comfortable. Warm and cosy. We have stayed in many cottages in the area and this was the best!
Mr Pennell
January 2015
The cottage is located near to York for culture and shopping but is a few minutes away from the Howardian Hills for walking and enjoying the countryside. It is also strategically located for eating out at several award winning village pubs. The building itself has underfloor heating so that whilst the outside temperature was around zero we did not need to light the wood burner. Having visited extensively in the York area I can say that this cottage is the best home from home we have stayed in.
Mrs Jones
November 2014
The property was of the highest standard, the nicest we have ever had. The owners were very welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. Would certainly recommend.
Mr Manger
October 2014
Very good location for visiting the area. The park ride at Rawcliffe particularly good for visiting York. Cottage excellent, owners very friendly. Welcome pack most appreciated.
Mr Dunn
October 2014
Excellent location close to all amenities in and around York. It was lovely waking up in the morning and opening the kitchen blinds to a view of the meadows.
Miss Atkinson
August 2014
The Cottage was beautiful. The view from the kitchen window is amazing. A great base to explore Yorkshire. We will be returning. The owners could not have been more hospitable.
Miss Degg
April 2014
A fantastic cottage which was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, well-equipped in every room and obviously looked after to a high standard. The beds were really comfortable and the showers invigorating. Stunning views and the ideal location to visit all areas of Yorkshire.
Dr Mitchell
April 2014
The cottage was in a lovely setting between Stillington, Brandsby and Crayke. The walking in the immediate area was easy enough for the children and long or short as required. Further afield, there is plenty to do with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering and Whitby with seaside treats for those who want that. The cottage was cosy, nicely styled and thoughtfully equipped. Worth 5 stars.
Mrs Leach
March 2014
Great facilities and great location for exploring the surrounding area.A big bit of luxury, especially after busy days out!All aspects, in all areas, are well covered, but the showers are a dream and well suited to both the young and the more mature.You could be busy each day, or spend a lazy morning lying in. The bed was extremely comfortable and snug.Great, would definitely book again.
Mrs Bruckner
February 2014
We were only the third set of holidaymakers to stay at the cottage. It was spotless. A beautiful place to stay. We 'do' self catering all round the U.K. this was one of the best.
January 2017
Comfortable, well equipped accommodation. Great location for our visits to York, Castle Howard, Whitby, Thirsk and neighbouring villages
John P
May 2016
We need ground floor accommodation for my wife, this cottage provided that plus so much more. Beautifully converted barn with so many interesting features. Perfect for the sun in the morning, we were able to enjoy coffee on the terrace. Very comfortable, we will be back
Keith H
June 2015
There is nothing we can add to the previous guests comments. Accomodation was first class - warm, cosy and comfortable. We and our friends would certainly be happy to return especially as there is still so much more for us to see and do.
August 2015
A lovely cottage, well equipped, amazing showers and very clean. Location great for all the sites. Beds very comfy and we felt right at home!
June 2015
What an Absolutely amazing place we were very impressed everything was perfect from the welcome to the thoughtfulness of the welcome pack and info provided. a very clean and spotless property,we really enjoyed our stay here so luxurious and relaxing we would recommend to anyone the power showers and Underfloor heating and comfy beds were lovely. Excellent distance from everywhere you could want to visit,York is an excellent city we used the park and ride, we visited Piglets and DIggerland and creepy crawlies adventure park, all enjoyed very much by our son and ate out at various different pubs etc we especially enjoyed the White bear inn at Stillington, we visited Stillington park and Rowntree park in york,
Carole B
May 2015
Barn Owl Cottage was an ideal base for our Yorkshire holiday. The cottage is wonderfully inviting, warm and cosy, equipped with everything you could need. The beds are really comfortable and the walk-in shower amazing! Wi-fi access enabled us to stay in contact with our family. Sadly it was not cold enough for us to light the wood burner. Maybe next time! We went from the cottage to York, using the Park and RIde; to Whitby for seaside and fish and chips; to Castle Howard; across the moor to Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey as well as dining at excellent local inns. The owners were very helpful and the Welcome Pack provided was greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to a return visit.
April 2015
We have stayed in many places over time - but this was by far the best. It had all you could want and then some. Easy to find, magic views from kitchen window, central for just about everything north of the city of York. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Annemieke v
May 2015
We absolutely loved our stay at Barn Owl cottage and would definitely come again. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. The cottage has everything one could want for and more and is very clean. A perfect spot to visit the Yorkshire Moors or Dales.
October 2014
This was a nice conversion, very comfortable, well equipped, and with a very friendly welcome. The showers were good, though the en-site shower room very cosy! The beds comfy and the kitchen well stocked. Excellent food and pubs around and in a good place for touring the area. The downside is the proximity to a fairly busy road, very busy at weekends, which surprised us since the road on the map looks quite quiet. The noise into the kitchen/sitting area is obvious despite double glazing. The bedrooms are furthest away so less of an issue. Some may not see this as an issue, not mentioned before on previous reviews, so just a reflection that we all had. I would recommend but only with a caution on the location. The only other comment is that there was no landline and mobile reception was awful/ non existent; worrying in case of an emergency.
Charlie D
October 2014
We arrived at this cottage to discover it was everything that was advertised. We were welcomed by the friendly owners. No details were left untouched. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that you would need. The cottage was clean with a nice modern decor from bedding and luxurious walk in showers. The location was ideally situated close to all amenities and major routes to other areas in North Yorkshire. Just a short drive to York and the train station to whisk you away to other destinations. It was truly a home away from home and will recommend this location to friends and families!
March 2014
What a find. The cottage was so comfortable and warm, decor excellent and it was very well equipped. We loved being close enough to visit York but in the countryside, we came away feeling very refreshed and relaxed. Lovely walking in the area. We hope to visit again soon and will recommend to our friends.
May 2014
Barn Owl Cottage is in the ideal location for visiting all areas of Yorkshire with fantastic views and stunning scenery. The cottage is spacious, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and the attention to detail in every room is outstanding. We loved the wood burner, wi-fi, comfy beds, exhilarating showers and the extensive library of information. This is truly a five star accommodation which we would highly recommend.
Philippa L
March 2014
Booked mid February for celebratIng our 11th Wedding Anniversary, chosen as a result of the location, but also the marketed pictures and facilities! On arrival, nothing disappointed! All facilities, from the kitchen, to the log burner, to the powerful walk in showers and the very comfy bed were as expected and more! For me, a chance to revisit the places in North and East Yorkshire where I have many happy childhood holiday memories. The location was a great base to visit loads of places from. Thank you, we will recommend.
Philippa L
March 2014
Booked mid February for celebratIng our 11th Wedding anniversary, chosen as a result of the location, but also the marketed pictures and facilities! On arrival, nothing disappointed! All facilities, from the kitchen, to the log burner, to the powerful walk in showers and the very comfy bed were as expected and more! For me, a chance to revisit the places in North and East Yorkshire where I have many happy childhood holiday memories. The location was a great base to visit loads of places from. Thank you, we will recommend.
Mr Hepper
May 2016
The presentation was second to none and the quality of the property would equal the best my wife and I have ever stayed in.
Dr Harrison
June 2016
Liked the beautiful cottage and surroundings, and the friendly welcome and attention to all our needs, both in the cottage itself and when we requested any additional help.
Mr Murphy
July 2016
We could not fault the Cottage in any way, good overall quality of accommodation. The location was good and we had close contact with the owners who were most helpful.
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