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Beckhill Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Brandsby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Beckhill Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Set amidst tranquil countryside in grounds next to stables, this lovely barn conversion is only 12 miles from the cathedral city of York. Spacious, bright and well furnished, this Brandsby property provides stylish and fresh accommodation, with French doors opening onto a pretty cottage garden with the added bonus of a luxury hot tub. The local towns of Easingwold and York provide many local amenities, whilst the surrounding area is full of footpaths and bridleways to explore. This wonderful cottage is a great home-from-home for either a family break or a trip with friends.

Set in the Vale of York and surrounded by the beautiful, rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills, the peaceful village of Brandsby is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Local towns are well equipped, with nearby Crayke boasting an award winning pub whilst the market town of Easingwold offers shops, restaurants and bars. Well placed for touring, this lovely village is well situated for the North York Moors and East Coast seaside towns of Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby – all of which are within an hour's drive. With an abundance of abbeys, stately homes and gardens, the area is steeped in history. Sites of interest may include Castle Howard, Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle, as well as miniature and full size steam railways. Flamingo Land and The Forbidden Corner are close by too, making this a fabulous family vacation spot.

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.

Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, WiFi, selection of board games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own hot tub towels. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front cottage garden with furniture and BBQ. Hot tub. Two well-behaved pets welcome (dogs on lead due to horses). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2.5 miles. Note: Hot tub available 4pm-10pm and children must be supervised by an adult.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Rimmer
September 2011
The cottage was in a great location in a beautiful area of Yorkshire. John and Kate were very friendly and helpful. The hot tub was an added bonus.
Mrs Zweistra
January 2011
The owners were very helpful. The jacuzzi was an added bonus. Having horses so close was really great for our children who come from the city. Brilliant place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle from the city!
Mr Mrs Coaley
July 2011
A delightful and comfortable cottage set in beautiful countryside, ideal for touring the Yorkshire moors and wolds. The owners were most helpful. We are looking forward to another visit.
Mrs Creig
June 2016
It was very pleasant surroundings and a comfortable cottage, a hot tub is always good and it was good to be able to take the dogs on a family weekend,
Miss Howes
May 2016
Beck Hill Cottage was amazing, the owners were so welcoming and helpful and I'd recommend anyone to stay there. It was so quiet, peaceful and relaxing.
Mrs Groom
April 2016
The owners were very friendly and there if needed, but never intrusive. The cottage is conveniently located for York, the countryside and the coast, and there are numerous attractions in the area. The extras like Sky TV and the hot tub provided at the cottage made our stay perfect and our little one loved the friendly animals on site.
Mrs Radwell-Harris
December 2015
The friendliness of the owners made us feel welcome and relaxed. We felt that we had the run of the place and if we needed anything we knew we could ask. The hot tub was great too, watching the stars on a windy evening.
Mr Cooper
November 2015
We had a very good break. Beckhill Cottage is in a great location we visited Scarborough / Bridlington / Helmsley / Malton. The garden is enclosed so no problems letting the dogs out. The cottage is clean and comfortable.
Dr Young
December 2014
Well set out cottage close to York with all amenities, including Wifi, Sky TV AND a hot tub. Kitchen had both dishwasher and washing machine. The hosts were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area.
Mrs Robinson
November 2015
We had a relaxing, enjoyable weekend. The Cottage is in a lovely location.
Mrs Lutkin
October 2014
Set in a beautiful part of the countryside this really is a wonderful place to come and unwind. The cottage was homely, very clean and everything there you could possibly need. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly telling us where to go for scenic walks with our dog. It was a wonderful stay!
Miss Hogg
October 2014
Overall we were very pleased by the standard of the property and the hospitality we received. Would definitely come back.
Mr Vessey
October 2014
A fantastic weekend was had at Beckhill Cottage by myself and 5 friends. A very nice cottage within beautiful scenery with the relaxing luxury of a hot tub. Will definitely be looking to return in the future.
Mrs Atkinson
September 2014
The location of the property was stunning with easy access to to other areas.
Mrs Steward
October 2013
We had a lovely stay at Beckhill cottage, which was cosy and a real home from home. Our daughter particularly liked the horses which were stabled just next to the cottage. We all loved the hot tub.
Miss Insole
September 2013
Very nice accommodation, very private and quiet, as out in the country and set back off the road. Family are very friendly and welcoming, and nothing was too much trouble. Nice to have the added luxury of the hot tub. Made a very good base for travelling, and exploring the local area. York City only 20 minutes drive away.
Mrs Booth
July 2013
Great setting to explore Yorkshire. Lovely setting, very child friendly including all the animals. Received a warm welcome and made to feel very much a home.
Mr Maguire
August 2012
It was fantastic getting away to the country, we all enjoyed the peace and quiet and a taste of country living. Relaxing in the hot tub was amazing in the evening.
Mrs Donnison
July 2012
Very welcoming, friendly and helpful owners. Peaceful location. We liked the hot tub!
Mr Dixon
December 2009
The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The place was lovely and warm too, particularly important with ageing relatives and a late November visit.
Mr Eaton
October 2008
Excellent location (well placed for attractions) and friendly welcome.
Mr Bardill
October 2008
The warm welcome from the property owners.
Mr Newbon
November 2008
Beautiful cottage in fantastic location, peaceful.
Mrs Redmond
March 2009
A lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings. We have had a very enjoyable break.
Mrs Knott
June 2009
Warm, friendly welcome. Lovely location - quiet and peaceful and ideal for touring the North York Moors and the Dales. Surrounding countryside beautiful. Dog friendly.
Mr Mrs Dallas
July 2009
The property was in a wonderful setting and had easy to access the surrounding areas.
Mrs Layton
August 2009
The hot tub was excellent, good location for site seeing this area. Very good holiday!
Mrs Bunce
August 2009
The property was clean and in very good condition. The garden area was ideal for a party of 5 adults. The owners were friendly and helpful. The thing we particularly enjoyed about this property were the owners pet dogs and cats! My sons had so much fun playing with the 2 dogs and the cats were so friendly and eager to be stroked by all.
Mrs Kay
August 2009
We were made to feel very welcome and the cottage was very comfortable.
Mrs Greenyer
October 2009
We enjoyed our visit. The people were very nice and helpful. The cottage was very nice.
Mrs Mullane
August 2008
A lot of trouble has been gone to to make this cottage a real home-from-home.
Mrs Fisher
February 2012
Great location with good views from the property. Very friendly and helpful owners. Excellent holiday!
alison s
August 2016
The cottage is much smaller than it appears on the provided photos and to our disappointment was situated right between the main house and the stables. There is no privacy. You are overlooked from every angle. People even walk past the lounge window which was disconcerting. When my children were in the hot tub with me, people were pulling up in cars and looking at them. The garden is a mess of weeds and the family dog appears to prefer to do its 'business' in the cottage garden which I refused to pick up! There is a vast paddock which you are not allowed in. Onto the hot-tub - the owner insisted that the cover be propped up which dangerously kept falling on our heads.Be aware that you are only allowed to use it at certain times! Inside the cottage- nice upstairs. Be careful as the wooden stairs are lethal when wet. Bathroom was lovely but only one toilet was a problem for a family of five. Lounge area was fine. We had a nice stay in a beautiful area but it was too overlooked and not private for us.
Gail L
June 2015
The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed for our mature girly weekend stay. The owners were very helpful and advised us on where to eat in the local village. Since the photo's have been published the hot tub has been moved between the patio door and garden furniture with a screen blocking views from the main house. On arrival we were greeted by 2 small dogs who were wery friendly and 2 cats that we were asked not to let into the cottage as they live outdoors. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs 1 twin (full size single beds) and one double with another double downstairs. Another bathroom or toilet would have been useful but for the few days we were their we coped. A very relaxing weekend we went to Scarborough on the Saturday just 1 hrs drive away and a car boot and garden centre on Sunday just 20 mins away. Would definitely go back.
December 2016
Not appropriate for 6 people and therefore shouldn't be advertised as a 6 person cottage. Can't fit 6 people in the hot tub. Couldn't even fit 5 people into the hot tub - the hot tub was the only reason I booked this cottage. The living room doesn't sit 6 people therefore should not be advertised as a 6 person cottage. There was one bathroom - the shower was broken. The kitchen was tiny and the fridge was broken. The cottage was extremely dated and in need of some serious TLC. Overall, completely disappointed and incorrectly advertised. Poor performance on behalf of Sykes and beck hill and therefore hugely over priced. Hugely! Very very disappointing stay.
Sarah G
December 2016
Health and safety along with the council needs to investigate this property along with the owners. Shockingly positioned between the owners property and their stables. No privacy whatsoever never mind the curfew times on a the hot tub. Burnt out shower on arrival. No other washing facilities were available and the owner didn't see a problem with not informing us but waited till we arrived at the property and rang him to see what was going on! No control over the heating in the property, all wires lead elsewhere!!! Let's not forget to mention the adjoining door to their grooms flat! Locked from her side but nothing to be able to lock from the cottage side! Very wierd set up! All this big brother is watching you is more like the stuff horror films are made of ... Adjoining door only to wake up to the owners standing over u watching u sleep .... And they're salivating with a sweaty brow! Stay clear of this property, and don't let them rob you of your money like they did us.
January 2017
Me and my husband 2 children and 2 dogs stayed at beckhill for a week over Christmas - we had a lovely break! On arrival we were shown around by the owner, we were told that the fridge was broken but were waiting for a replacement which came shortly after! He showed us how to operate the hot tub which was brilliant! I called them as I had trouble operating the shower, but he came straight over to help it was just a case of pulling a cord above the sink. Previous reviews have mentioned being 'watched' we didn't feel this at all, they deal with the horses which my daughter loved to see and go and stroke and talk to the groom lady, they had thought of everything was a small amount of wash powder, toothpaste, cleaning products if u have forgotten anything. So all in all we really enjoyed it!. . Be aware WIFI was non existent so don't rely on that this only bothered our kids ha. And also advertises sky TV but it is still only freeveiw! If we had known I would of brought my sky card so we had more channels with it being Xmas. Thanks Beckhill for a lovely stay and xmas
David C
November 2014
Well furniture was very poor an rundown scratched from cats being let in but overall disappointed with the cottage and the overall experience we were accused of damaging the hot tub which was already damaged when we arrived the handle was broken also there were a number of items damaged when we arrived a lamp an a clothes airer were broke very poor cottage for the price and in need of modernisation the owner is wanting compensation from the so called damage i am a honest person who paid for damage my stepdaughter did by accident to the carpet so i am so annoyed with the owner seeking compensation as he must have insurence also no slip mat in the shower causing my daughter to slip an bang her head this needs to be addressed and also there is no step to get into the hot tub will never be returning to this cottage again.
Piers L
March 2016
I always think that the best test comes when things go wrong and this was no exception- one of our daughters was ill and we needed fresh bedding, washing powder and use of a tumble dryer, all of which were readily supplied with good cheer by the owners who live next door. Then the drains blocked up but these were all sorted out the same morning - a bank holiday. The cottage is well equipped, in a beautiful setting near the village of Crayke with the excellent Durham Ox pub. We felt very well looked after and it is a great base for visiting York and surrounding areas. As someone else has said, an extra loo would be handy for a family of five but this is very good value for money. The hot tub is great but we haven't used it that much as the weather has been crazy - lightning and hail welcoming in the first day of Spring.
December 2009
wonderful relaxing holiday , cottage well situated to visit nearby attractions and countryside walking .Especially loved the hot tub in garden ,only downfall was very near owners house but understand this probably was for safety reasons .
December 2009
we enjoyed the area /the cottage was very nice and the owners were happy to help with any questions /would make another visit.
Alice and Brian Coaley
September 2011
This cottage is a gem, very comfortable and ideally placed for touring this part of Yorkshire.Picking fresh strawberries from the garden was an added bonus. Plus the owners were most helpful. Hopefully we will visit again.
October 2013
We have just arrived back from this cottage where we stayed for 1 week with our 2 dogs! the cottage has a very warm, cosy, homely feeling,we loved the Horses & the family animals also we had a warm welcome from the owners. However on booking this holiday the pictures that you see of the location need to be updated, they are not the same on your arrival very outdated which can be misleading. The hot tub was a problem it is situated too close to the family home also the owners are at their stables alot tending to their Horses,this includes the evening, we felt we should wait until they had finished be for we used the hot tub!the hot tub was one of the main reasons we booked here. The cottage itself needs a little T.L.C for there was alot of dust on the curtains also in other numerous places,the area is very pleasant & if you admire walking like we do then you will enjoy Brandsby & the surrounding areas, it is quite a long travel to the nearest amenities but there is some nice shops to be desired. We had a problem with wifi we could not connect at all, in the information booklet it does say that wifi is available! We did have a nice bonus which was sky TV & I must say that we enjoyed our stay here,just a few things that need to be rectified, if I was asked if I would return i'm afraid I would have to say no mainly because the pictures that I viewed on the cottage mislead me very much, you arrive to some thing totally different also the privacy is a big must!!. Having given my views I would like to say we did enjoy our stay we had lot's of fun, walking, site seeing we did not let these issues spoil our holiday they are quite minor things apart from the privacy!!, the owners are very friendly & I am sure would be only to pleased to oblige.
October 2014
Overall we were really pleased by the standard of the cottage and the hospitality we received. Situated in a beautiful area, perfectly located for visiting York and the surrounding area, and with lovely welcoming hosts. What more could you ask for? A hot tub? Well that was the cherry on the cake! (and the main reason we chose this cottage) The hot tub was fab and a surprisingly good star gazing spot! Would definitely come back for another girls weekend, family or couples break. The only downside was the weak wifi signal, but to be honest, after having such a great weekend without our phones in our hands the whole time I think it was a bonus!
March 2014
We stayed here for my hen weekend at the end of February. I can not recommend this cottage enough. Even before we arrived the owners were lovely and really helpful even when we couldn't say what time we would be checking in / out. The cottage was spotless when we arrived and very well equipped. The cottage really is in the middle of nowhere and the views are amazing. There are stables right next to the cottage and we were soon greeted by the resident horses. We made full use of the kitchen facilities and then the hot tub which was lovely. We drove into York one of the days and it didn't take long at all to get there so ideal for a base outside the city centre. I wanted a weekend away to de-stress and forget about all the wedding plans and this was the perfect place to do it. The only thing I could think of if I was trying to be picky is there is very little phone reception and we couldn't access the wifi but that turned into a blessing as it meant we didn't spend all weekend on our phones. I am currently trying to think of an excuse to visit again.
July 2014
Just came home from a wonderful week in beck hill. Lovely family next door and so helpful yet not intrusive at all. So close to York and beautiful places like that. The surroundings were amazing, horses next door, gorgeous scenery.....highly recommend.
Mel B
September 2014
We stayed as three couples in the cottage for a wedding in nearby Sheriff Hutton. The property was exactly as advertised, in a pretty part of the world and exactly what we needed for a weekend away - we wished we could have stayed for the week but unfortunately work called for us all on the Monday morning! The owners were lovely and welcoming, making everything incredibly easy for us - including as going as far in helping us get to the wedding and back again! Also recommended a fantastic pub for a lovely relaxed Sunday lunch. Absolutely wonderful stay and we would all totally go back - and will definitely try and book again if we find ourselves back in the area.
November 2013
Agree with the previous review on this property. stayed earier this year and its a lovely part of the country to get in a car and sample the local countryside. The sole reason this property was booked though was for the hot tub and there was no privacy when enjoying this facility. A security camera from the owners cottage in pointing to the stables with the hot tub in direct line was very off putting. There was a time limit of 11pm for the hot tub use which was disappointing,.decent accomodation though..
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