Seaves Cottage

Brandsby near Easingwold and York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 2883)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No


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

The property

An outstanding, Grade II listed 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 a woodburner and oak flooring.

An open tread staircase leads to the first floor, where you will find two bedrooms, including a king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower.

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 with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine chiller, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture, pond and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Children aged 8 and over only
  • Note: Large unfenced pond, children to be supervised at all times.

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.

Note: Children aged 8 and over only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute