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York 14 miles; Helmsley 10 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 pub, whilst nearby Stillington provides a local shop and 2 pubs, and the market town of Easingwold offers all the usual amenities. Brandsby is handily placed for touring, with the famous City of York only 14 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 area around is steeped in history, with an abundance of abbeys, stately homes and gardens, such as Castle Howard, Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle. Also close by are miniature and full size steam railways, together with Flamingo Land and The Forbidden Corner for the children, and some excellent eating places for all the family. There are numerous market towns to explore, pretty villages and great walking opportunities; an excellent destination for a varied year-round break.
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A lovely barn conversion set in grounds next to stables, amidst tranquil countryside, in the village of Brandsby, 14 miles from York. Spacious, bright and tastefully furnished, this attractive property provides stylish and fresh accommodation, with French doors opening onto a pretty cottage garden, and the added bonus of a hot tub, perfect for relaxing in on a balmy, summer's evening. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Howardian Hills, it makes a great choice for walkers, with numerous footpaths and bridleways around. Local fly fishing is also available. There is a wealth of historic homes, abbeys and gardens in the area to explore and many excellent eating places in the pretty market town and surrounding villages. Easy access to the North York Moors and East Coast seaside resorts make this a holiday destination for everyone.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fully fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.
Storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite (full Sky package), video, DVD player, radio/CD player, PlayStation 2 with games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Cottage garden to rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub (not for use by children under 15 years). Two well-behaved pets welcome. Stabling available by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2.5 miles. Note: Owner has cats. Cat-friendly pets only.
Previous visitors' comments about Beckhill Cottage:
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.
Mr Maguire, Bonnyrigg, July 2012
Very welcoming, friendly and helpful owners. Peaceful location. We liked the hot tub!
Mrs Donnison, Darlington, May 2012
Great location with good views from the property. Very friendly and helpful owners. Excellent holiday!
Mr Fisher, Halesowen, February 2012
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 Rimmer, Wirral, September 2011