Seaves Cottage

Brandsby near Easingwold and York, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 2883)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

An outstanding, Grade II listed, 4 star Gold Award-winning, stone-built cottage, formerly part of the owner's Grade II listed farmhouse, which dates back to 1427, on a working rare-breed cattle farm in the quiet, rural village of Brandsby, conveniently situated between York and Helmsley. Lovingly restored, this delightful cottage boasts exposed beams, a traditional sitting room with woodburner, oak flooring and an en-suite steam shower with foot massage and in-built radio - the height of luxury! This quality cottage is complemented by the charming walled courtyard outside, ideal for dining alfresco. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Howardian Hills, with great walking and riding opportunities on the many footpaths and bridleways, this is an ideal base for a relaxing break. Visit the historic city of York, the market towns of Helmsley and Malton, the stately homes, castles and museums in the area, or enjoy Whitby, Scarborough and the North York Moors.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite steam shower with foot massage & radio, basin & WC, 1 x twin (zip & link, can be made up as a 6' double by prior arrangement), both with TV with Freeview. Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, hand-held shower attachment, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner & open-tread staircase to 1st floor.


Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small, walled enclosed courtyard with furniture & BBQ. Large unfenced pond (ensure children are supervised at all times). Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 2 miles. Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


York 12 miles; Helmsley 10 miles; Harrogate 16 miles.

The small, peaceful village of Brandsby lies in the Vale of York, surrounded by the beautiful, rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by is Crayke with an award winning gastro pub, whilst nearby Stillington provides a local shop, a Post Office, and three dining pubs, and the market town of Easingwold offers all the usual amenities, including a traditional Friday market. Brandsby is handily placed for touring, with the famous City of York only 12 miles away, whilst the North York Moors and East Coast, seaside towns of Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby are all within an hour's drive. The surrounding area is steeped in history, with an abundance of abbeys, stately homes and gardens, such as Castle Howard, Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle, waiting to be explored. Also close by are miniature and full size steam railways, together with Flamingo Land, Light Water Valley, The Forbidden Corner, Sea World and The Deep, great for family days out. There are excellent eating places nearby, numerous market towns and pretty villages to explore, and great walking opportunities; an excellent destination for a varied year-round break.